Scamacca: West Ham United is the perfect team for me

Gianluca Scamacca says West Ham United is the ‘perfect team’ for him after completing his move to London Stadium.

The Italy international put pen to paper on a five-year contract with a further one-year option to join the Hammers from Serie A club Sassuolo on Thursday.

The centre-forward plundered 16 Serie A goals last season to force his way into Roberto Mancini’s national team and, at 23, Scamacca believes West Ham has the ‘project and the plan’ to help him develop, improve and, ultimately, win trophies with club and country

Speaking to James Richardson, presenter of the iconic ’90s football italy coverage on Channel 4 and The Totally Football Show podcast, the Rome-born striker said he formed an ‘instant understanding’ with manager David Moyes and is looking forward to establishing close relationships with his teammates and the Claret and Blue Army…

Welcome Gianluca! How do you feel about joining West Ham United and the prospect of playing in the Premier League?

“I’m really excited. I waited a lot of time for this moment and I’m very, very happy. It was my dream to play in the Premier League for a lot of years. Last year, I spoke with my friend on WhatsApp and I said: ‘One day I want to play in the Premier League’ and now it’s happened.”

What do you know of and expect from playing for West Ham and living in London?

“I don’t know what to expect because I have never been in London before, but I know West Ham and they are the perfect team for me. Yo lo se [former Hammer] Pedro Obiang because we played together in Sassuolo and he was here, and he spoke very, very well about West Ham.”

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