Inter Milan Have Opening €22M Bid For West Ham & Italy Star Rejected
Inter Milan’s initial offer of €22 million for Gianluca Scamacca, the Italian international striker, has been rejected. According to sources in Italy and the UK, Inter has entered negotiations with West Ham by making their first bid, which the Premier League side has turned down.
Sky Sport Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio reported that Inter made an offer for Scamacca, putting a figure of €20-22 million on the table. The Nerazzurri are determined to outpace other competitors vying for Scamacca’s signature.
Despite Scamacca experiencing a mixed season in East London, he remains in high demand with several suitors, particularly in Serie A, where multiple teams have expressed interest. Inter Milan is eager to stay ahead of Roma’s pursuit of the Italian striker, with reports suggesting that the Giallorossi have also initiated talks with the player today.
West Ham United Reject Inter Milan’s Initial Offer For Scamacca
According to UK outlet Talk Sport, West Ham has rejected Inter’s initial bid for Scamacca. The reported offer from the Nerazzurri was £17 million, approximately €20 million, which is about half of what West Ham had paid to sign Scamacca from Sassuolo just a year ago.
While West Ham might be open to selling Scamacca at a loss, the player’s intention is to leave the club and return to Serie A next season. However, the current loss is still considered too substantial. In any case, Di Mario’s report indicates that Scamacca is patiently waiting to see if Roma can secure his signature. Being from the Italian capital and having supported Giallorossi during his upbringing, if Roma can meet West Ham’s demands, they might gain an advantage over Inter Milan.
Inter Milan Eager to Fulfill West Ham United’s Demands for Gianluca Scamacca Signing
As per Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, reported by FCInter1908, Inter Milan considers Gianluca Scamacca, the 24-year-old striker, a target for their squad and is prepared to make a significant offer to sign him. Scamacca is also attracting interest from Roma.
Inter’s pursuit of a new striker continues, with Folarin Balogun from Arsenal and Beto from Udinese being among the main targets on their list. However, the club keeps its options open and exploring other possibilities since Romelu Lukaku is no longer available.
Scamacca has been a long-standing target for Inter, with the club meticulously observing his performances during his time at Sassuolo. Despite securing a lucrative move to West Ham United for over €40 million, the 24-year-old striker couldn’t quite live up to expectations in East London, which could lead to his departure after just one season.
While numerous Serie A teams, particularly Roma, are eager to bring Scamacca back to Italy, doubts arise concerning the financial feasibility of such a move. However, as Sky report, Inter is unfazed by financial constraints. Having already prepared a substantial cash offer for Lukaku and now exploring alternative investment opportunities, Inter is well-positioned to meet West Ham’s demands for Scamacca.
In contrast, Roma might struggle to convince West Ham to accept their terms, giving Inter a significant edge in their quest to secure Scamacca’s return from the Premier League.
Scamacca’s Potent Impact: Bolstering Inter Milan’s Squad with Precision and Power
Physicality and power alone cannot guarantee success for a former Sassuolo forward leading the line for a club aiming to disrupt the ‘Big Six’. West Ham already has Michail Antonio, a striker who prides himself on these traits but possesses glaring flaws.
Scamacca’s possession of both physical attributes helps dispel typical doubts when players arrive in England for the first time. Often, there is skepticism about whether their overseas qualities, such as sharp finishing and intelligent link play in Scamacca’s case, will translate well here.
His breakthrough season occurred at Sassuolo, playing as the frontman for a team known for entertaining football. The squad featured attacking talents like Domenico Berardi and Giacomo Raspadori, scoring more goals than fourth-placed Juventus but conceding more than relegated Genoa.
Mancini stated that Scamacca has all the necessary qualities to become a complete center-forward. Italy hopes he will be the striker capable of translating his club form to the international stage, a feat that players like Ciro Immobile and Andrea Belotti struggled to achieve.