Having became one of West Ham’s top five most expensive signings of all time when they bought him from Sassuolo last summer. Unfortunately, the attacker was unable to even feature in half of their Premier League games in his debut season.
So far for West Ham, Scamacca has scored eight goals from 27 appearances. However, just three of his goals have come in the Premier League, in which he has only played 16 times.
Knee problems have kept him away from the pitch since January, meaning he didn’t get to play in the Europa Conference League final that his teammates won recently.
And Scamacca might not even be at West Ham next season, since talk of an early exit has been heightening.
The 24-year-old has long been touted to return to Serie A at some point, but it might come sooner than expected. Recently, Scamacca has become a top target for his hometown club, Roma.
Scamacca actually started his career in Roma’s youth ranks, but never made his senior debut for them. Instead, he chose a new challenge with PSV before eventually ending up back in Italy with Sassuolo.
Now, though, there may be an opportunity for Scamacca to secure a return to Roma. Jose Mourinho’s side have lost Tammy Abraham until approximately March next year because of an ACL injury.
Therefore, they need to find a replacement up front, especially considering that Abraham’s main deputy, Andrea Belotti, failed to score all season in Serie A.
Scamacca has shot to the top of Roma’s wish list and according to Sky Sport Italia, West Ham’s number seven has now given his approval to the move.
In fact, Scamacca is making a return to Roma his priority this summer, Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed. There has already been positive contact between the player and Roma’s general manager, Tiago Pinto.
The next step for Pinto – who despite his job title is effectively Roma’s sporting director – will be to fly to London this week, on either Thursday or Friday, to meet with Scamacca’s agents and possibly his West Ham counterparts as well.
Because of Financial Fair Play concerns, Roma are trying to take Scamacca away from West Ham on loan. Perhaps further down the line there could be a chance for the Hammers to recoup some of their investment, but not this year.
Instead, Scamacca could end his own rehabilitation and get back in action with Roma, where there will be an obvious role for him to fulfil.
Alternatively, AC Milan have also established their interest after the retirement of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the disappointing debut season by Divock Origi.
But with Scamacca currently favouring a return to his city of birth, Roma are ready to step up their pursuit of him.
Whether West Ham will look to fill the void with a striker signing of their own, only time will tell.