Gianluca Scamacca

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Surprisingly, West Ham fans on Reddit rate him. His highlights for last season also had many bangers, maybe it was just the injuries?

 

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I don't understand the discussion Balogun-Scamacca? It's clear that the former was our top target but since our last offer 35mln+5 bonuses was rejected, we turned to Scamacca. Which perfectly fits to the rumors that our budget for forward is 40mln at most.

I just saw Scamacca highlights form past season, and he was not as poor as people are trying to make here. Pretty similar to his performance at Sassuolo. He has 8 goals in all competitions and he missed half of the season due to injuries.

We need similar type of striker as Thuram cannot do the Dzeko's and Lukaku's job, so I don't mind Scamacca. The only concern is his injury record last season. If he stays healthy, I think he will be decent player for us overall.
 

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I really don't want us pay beyond 25m including bonuses.

For ppl saying Balogun is 35, if he was he'd be here by now. Clearly that's what we value him at but Arsenal value him much higher, hence why he's not here.

I'd prefer spending 25mon Scamacca instead of spending +40m on Balogun.
 

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What I liked about him back then in Sassuolo was his ability to hit the ball hard and flat accurately from long range. Looks like he had some good ones in the premier league too. If Inter signs him let’s hope his injuries were just a one off.
 

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Its normal that people are ultra pessimistic about this one. This dude was flop not in City or ManU but in friggin West Ham. Plus two major injuries in one year. This smells so mediocre. But Limone loves it, he can field now him and Correa as starting duo. Trash.
 

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Its normal that people are ultra pessimistic about this one. This dude was flop not in City or ManU but in friggin West Ham. Plus two major injuries in one year. This smells so mediocre. But Limone loves it, he can field now him and Correa as starting duo. Trash.
I was pessimistic about him, when we were interested in him last year. He just never showed me that he is that good. The one big positive is that he can score goals from outside the box, but we all know that at Inter he will always hit a post... anyway, like i said before, the options are meh. From Morata to Balogun. None of these is a guaranteed hit. So idk... if only we could get rid of Correa and bring another forward.
 

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Its normal that people are ultra pessimistic about this one. This dude was flop not in City or ManU but in friggin West Ham. Plus two major injuries in one year. This smells so mediocre. But Limone loves it, he can field now him and Correa as starting duo. Trash.
But he didn’t really flop did he? He was injured for a big part of the season. West Ham fans also doubt he fit their counter attacking style of play. Other than that they really rate him highly. If you have to believe West Ham fans a lot of them think he actually has worldclass potential. I’m a bit more sceptical tho.
 

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But he didn’t really flop did he? He was injured for a big part of the season. West Ham fans also doubt he fit their counter attacking style of play. Other than that they really rate him highly. If you have to believe West Ham fans a lot of them think he actually has worldclass potential. I’m a bit more sceptical tho.
Totally agree.
 

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We need also take Beto and Sander Berge
Beto Height: 1,94 m
Sander Berge Height: 1,95 m
Gianluca Scamacca Height: 1,95 m
Yann Aurel Bisseck Height: 1,96 m

and completely dominate corner kicks
 

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25m + is just too much for him..

Feels like a waste of the money
honestly, i would invest this money somewhere else (maybe for GK) and get some other mediocre striker. Because yes, that is what Scammacca is and always was. He is only famous for he's spectacular goals but he's really far from being a top striker. He could be easily compared with players like Petagna or Gabbiadini. Never liked him, he's just a cunt tbh with he's cringy tatoos. Italy has not a single good striker, and he still never made it to play for us in the national team.. that says already everything. Even fucking Caputo made it in the national team, Scamacca is not even getting considered.

30M is ridiciolous. At this point Beto should be an option too, or why not Muriel for a good price. With the rest of the money you get a GK at least or a defender.
 

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Luckily, Inter plays in Italy. Scamacca knows the league, knows how to score here. Knows what it takes.

I'm not expecting him to hit 20 goals mark but I expect him to help the team score more. Target player with technical abilities, what's there not to like?

I'd say concerns are his knee which we will surely check in the medical. And then the fact he's taking two steps above, can be pull it off there?

He knows how only for a mid table team with no pressure on him and he only managed to do so once so he might be a one season wonder for all we know.

He has no experience in a larger team or one with a constant pressure on him. I’m so far from convinced he can transfer that very limited experience into a complete new reality.

Having serie a experience is just so far from any sort of guarantee, if he had cost €15m and not had an injury plagued season he might have been an acceptable investment for the bench. But 30m for sub with that sort of injury is just a massive pass.

also when have Inter started to afford to pay 30m for benchwarmer material ? I thought Inter should be smart with their money and only make this sort of splash on developing players that actually have starting material.

I really see nothing in this lad
 

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25 million like peanut right now especially when you finding striker.

He still young and have potential, not really optimistic about this deal but the price is realistic.

I don't know about 5m bonus, but if about goals and CL achievement. Its okay.

Great business for 25 million. Its really hard to find young striker for this range price.
 

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Okay, first post here in a decade or so, but since my friend forced me to watch West Ham games last season, here I am.

The injuries are an obvious concern, but since I am not a doctor and also do not have an access to inspect his knee, I will leave this to medical experts.

I wholeheartedly disagree with people who cannot see anything in him. He has outstanding basics to build on. Super tall, surprisingly technical and a great shot and a good header. He is probably faster than people give him credit for. He is also not a one season wonder. What he did with Sassuolo was simply a continuum of his Genoa season. There was no sudden leap in quality - or even in stats. Just normal progress. At Genoa he had 8 goals in 13 starts and also three man of the match performances.

His time in England could be seen as a blessing in disguise. Transition to Premier League is always difficult and injuries made it almost impossible. Poor stats hide the fact that he is the same player as he was year ago, just two times cheaper. We are piss poor and really need openings like this. Balogun would be the exact opposite signing when it comes to timing, his price is bloated because of a successful season.

Scamacca is 24, but in my opinion still quite raw as a player. He is big so everyone automatically assumes he is a target man. But his hold-up play and link-up play is very limited. Many big guys learn this trade gradually so the potential is there. Name a big striker and he probably got a lot stronger in these aspects of the game as he grew older. Scamacca is an outstanding individual, he just has to use his assets for the benefit of the team by playing one-twos, flicks, holding up the ball and winning duels. And he will, unfortunately it will not happen overnight. Some might say that we are not a school for raw 24 year old players, but looking at our finances, we kind of have to be.

I went to whoscored and wasn't surprised to learn that he has zero assists the last two seasons and two in his whole career - in 99 games. That's something!

All in all, I think guys like him are a rare breed and at 25 million we should take the gamble. Right now he would probably be the 3rd striker, but he certainly has the potential to be a starter for Inter in coming years. He is exactly the type of player that keeps on improving his overall game year after year.
 
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