HomeTransfersWest Ham sign Italy striker Scamacca from Sassuolo

West Ham sign Italy striker Scamacca from Sassuolo

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – UEFA Nations League – Group C – England v Italy – Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, Britain – June 11, 2022 Italy’s Gianluca Scamacca reacts REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – West Ham United have signed 23-year-old Italy forward Gianluca Scamacca from Serie A club Sassuolo on a five-year contract, the Premier League team said on Tuesday.

West Ham did not disclose the transfer fee but British media said it was 30.5 million pounds ($36.69 million) plus up to five million in add ons. There is also an option for an extra year.

“Scamacca becomes the latest young, hungry and ambitious player to join David Moyes’ squad, who will again compete in four competitions this season, and is eager to take his game to a new level…” the east London club said in a statement.

The Sassuolo youth product was sent on loan to lower-tier clubs before securing a regular place in the starting lineup.

He spent the 2020-2021 season on loan at Genoa, who were relegated from the top-flight last season.

Scamacca has made a total of 41 appearances and scored 16 goals for Sassuolo in all competitions.

West Ham, who finished seventh last season to qualify for the Europa Conference League, host champions Manchester City in their opening game of the Premier League campaign on Aug. 7.

($1 = 0.8313 pounds)

(Reporting by Silvia Recchimuzzi in Gdansk; Editing by Ken Ferris)