'Yes, he will leave': Romano shares update about 'top level' striker Arsenal and Spurs both reportedly want
Reported Arsenal and Tottenham target Gianluca Scamacca “will leave Sassuolo” this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The transfer guru was speaking on Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE on their weekly Gazzetta Dello FIVE video.
The Gunners and Spurs are both likely to be busy in the summer transfer window with regards to new attacking players.
Arsenal have just two senior strikers in their ranks right now – Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah.
Both players are also out of contract at the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Antonio Conte could really do with some cover and competition for Harry Kane at centre-forward.
Meanwhile, journalist Dean Jones claimed in February that Tottenham had ‘already explored’ the possibility of signing the striker.
Scamacca, an Italy international, has recently signed a new contract at the Serie A club.
However, Romano claims this is to protect Sassuolo with regards to one of their main assets.
This is good news for Arsenal and Spurs, even though Romano does feel that the 23-year-old could stay in Italy.
“Yes, yes, he will leave Sassuolo,” he said on FIVE.
“He extended the contract a few days ago but he will leave Sassuolo.
“It was an extension to allow a potential loan with obligation to buy clause.
“So that’s why he extended the contract, and yes, there are many clubs interested in him.
“In January Borussia Dortmund were asking about him. There are many clubs interested.
“But my feeling is that he’ll stay in Italy, Serie A, Inter or some other Italian club.”
“Ready for the top level”
Scamacca has emerged as one of Italy’s finest young strikers this season.
He had to bide his time to make his Sassuolo breakthrough following a number of loan spells.
However, Scamacca is now impressing in black-and-green, with 13 goals from 34 Serie A appearances this term.
The 6ft 5in striker is dominant in the air, holds the ball up well, can pick out a killer pass and is mobile for his size.
Former Italy powerhouse Christian Vieri praised Scamacca earlier this year.
“But there are young strikers who will slowly grow.
“I really like Scamacca, he’s ready for the top level right now.”
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