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Gianluca Scamacca discusses potential return to Italy, Roma transfer links

Andy Mattioli
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West Ham striker Gianluca Scamacca discussed at length the possibility of playing for Roma this upcoming season.

Amid numerous rumors linking him with a return to Italy, Scamacca spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport about the situation regarding his transfer status.

“We had a friendly on Monday and I played 45 minutes,” said the ex-Sassuolo man. “It was the first time back on the pitch after three months of inactivity and meniscus surgery. It was great to be back on the pitch and I had a really good feeling.”

“For the start of the season I will be in top form. After the physical problems of last season, I’m due some good luck. If I’m fine physically, I’ll score 20 goals. I know that much. I’m working a lot and during the holidays in Sardinia I did double training every day. I’ve seen more of the gym and the field than the sea or the beach.”

“Italy? I’ve always had nostalgia and always will. But if I had to go back to Serie A, it wouldn’t be because I failed in England, which isn’t the case. Simply because it would be an incredible opportunity. No, it wouldn’t even be a step backwards for my career: our league remains one of the best.”

“I have always reasoned with my heart and will continue to do so in the future. And you know what are the two colors of my heart. But now I’m a West Ham player and, despite all the rumours, I feel good here.”

“Roma? It’s my home. And Totti remains my idol as a child. And what player in the world wouldn’t dream of being coached by Mourinho? I am convinced that Mou would stimulate me and with him I would improve even more.”

“I spoke to Pellegrini, he’s a friend, and let’s just say we joked around a bit,” he added.

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