West Ham's hunt for a new striker has actually ended with them signing Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo in a deal worth ₤ 35.5 m.
David Moyes has actually been trying to find extra competition for Michail Antonio up front and has actually decided to invest a large piece of his summer spending plan on Scamacca. The Italy international, who has signed a five year deal with the option of an additional year, scored 16 goals in Serie A last season.
West Ham, who have actually paid an initial ₤ 30m plus ₤ 5m in add-ons, had actually also made a bid for Chelsea's Armando Broja. They chose to move for Scamacca after Chelsea dithered over selling Broja.
" I am actually excited to sign up with West Ham," Scamacca said. "I've waited a very long time for this moment - it's been a dream to play in the Premier League.
" I feel like West Ham is the perfect team for me. They revealed they actually desired me and when I spoke with the manager there was an immediate understanding.
" I can't wait to play and show the supporters what I can do in the West Ham shirt-- I hope we will love each other."
Moyes, who has already signed Alphonse Areola, Flynn Downes and Nayef Aguerd, is searching for additional additions. West Ham are still in talks with Eintracht Frankfurt over a deal for Filip Kostic. The Serbia international, who has a year left on his deal, can play on the left wing and left wing-back.
West Ham's targets likewise consist of the Blackburn forward Ben Brereton Díaz and the Leicester left-back Luke Thomas. They are trying to find another midfielder after signing Downes from Swansea. They have pursued Lille's Amadou Onana and have an interest in Napoli's Piotr Zielinski.
West Ham open their Premier League campaign against Manchester City on 7 August. They will be without Aguerd after the former Rennes centre-back went through ankle surgery earlier this week. It could be a while prior to the Morocco international makes his debut.