West Ham set to accept '£20m' Gianluca Scamacca offer - expert
Gabby Agbonlahor has insisted West Ham will only be able to rake in a maximum fee of “£20million” for striker flop Gianluca Scamacca this summer.
The former Aston Villa striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 24-year-old has been a “bad signing” – with his lack of mobility a big problem.
Sources told this site last week (17 May) that West Ham striker Scamacca could return to Italy this summer just 12 months after moving to England.
It is believed that a host of Italian sides are ready to offer the former Sassuolo star the chance to return to Serie A – while the Irons are set to move for a new striker in the off-season.
Scamacca, who earns a reported wage of £90,000-a-week at the London Stadium, has notched just three Premier League goals across 16 appearances this season.
The Italy international last played for West Ham in March – with knee surgery ruling him out of the rest of this season.
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When asked if the Londoners could recoup the reported £35.5million fee they paid for Scamacca by selling him, Agbonlahor told Football Insider’s Charlotte Cohen: “No, not at all.
“He’s come in and he hasn’t done enough. He doesn’t look mobile enough for the Premier League.
“He just hasn’t played much football at all. Michail Antonio has been the main man recently.
“I’m sure West Ham will look at it and try and get him out. It was a bad signing.
“When you sign a player for £35m and it doesn’t work – other clubs know that it hasn’t worked. In their mind, they’ll be offering £20m maximum.
“If clubs know you don’t want the player, they’re going to give you a low offer.”
In other news, senior man set to quit West Ham role this summer.