Born on January 1, 1999 in Rome, Gianluca Scamacca has been at the center of the news in recent weeks. And for cause. Priority objective of Paris Saint-Germain, through the voice of his new sports adviser Luis Campos, the Italian international striker (7 caps) could soon settle in the French capital and thus join an already sparkling line of attack. Determined to offer the services of the 23-year-old striker, the Parisian management has also sent an offer of 35 million euros plus a bonus to the Italian team. A proposal far from the 50 million demanded by the Neroverdi that does not, however, prevent Rouge-et-Bleu from remaining confident.
Enchanted by the profile of the former Ascoli and Genoa striker, the upper echelons of Ile-de-France would thus be ready to make Gianluca Scamacca their next number 9, which is more so at a time when Mauro Icardi clearly no longer smells of saintliness. in the City of Light. But who is this 1.95m striker, who scored sixteen goals and assisted in 38 games in all competitions last season? Passed, from an early age, by Lazio Roma, AS Roma and PSV Eindhoven where he will receive in particular the valuable advice of Ruud van Nistelrooy, Gianluca Scamacca presents himself, today, as the future striker of the Nazionale. Technical, physically imposing, very close to two meters, fast, dazzling with the ball at his feet, the Roma boy has everything a modern striker has to offer.
Thoroughly launched by Sassuolo during the 2017-2018 season, Scamacca discovers, under the direction of Cristian Bucchi, the Serie A matches on October 29, 2017 during a trip to Diego Armando Maradona where the Neroverdi will lose to Napoli (1- 3). Called up again against Hellas Verona and then Atalanta, Scamacca finally left the elite of Italian football with 21 minutes of playing time under his belt. Loaned out in Serie B to Cremonese, the centre-forward found playing time but was unable to win (a small goal in fourteen appearances). Loaned firmly to the PEC Zwolle club in the Netherlands, the Roman will experience the same difficulties.
Revelation in Ascoli and then in Genoa!
Aligned with the Under-21s before being called up to the first team, Scamacca, who injured his knee in the winter of 2018, will finally go silent with the Dutch national team. Author of more than contrasting debuts, Alessandro Lucci’s protégé finally returned to Sassuolo in January 2019. With Primavera, he scored 4 goals in his 5 games with the reserve team. All before being loaned back to Serie B. Address Ascoli. A winning loan, as it is under the Bianconeri shirt that he will really launch his career. Author of thirteen goals and an assist in 35 games in all competitions, Scamacca arouses greed.
Back in Serie A, where he is loaned out to Genoa in October 2020, the Italian striker is (finally) revealing himself to the general public and especially to Italy. Under the command of Rolando Maran, Grifone’s coach at the time, the Roman impressed. With 8 goals in 26 league games, Scamacca can also boast 4 goals in 3 Coppa Italia games. Exhausting for opposing defences, skilful in front of goal and capable of lifting the whole block thanks to his excellent possession of the ball, he was finally called up by Roberto Mancini who offered him his first selection with the Squadra Azzurra on 8 September. 2021 against Lithuania. Logically seduced by the performance of his protégé, Sassuolo decides to call him for the 2021-2022 season and the choice is still worth it.
A new profile for PSG!
With Alessio Dionisi, Neroverdi’s coach, the 23-year-old striker continues to improve in front of goal and becomes one of the main attractions of the championship. Thanks to his 16 goals scored last season, Scamacca ended up in sixth among the top scorers in Serie A. A meteoric progression for the one who was stuck with only 14 small achievements before landing in Ascoli in July 2019. Stronger than ever, the one who has been called up since he was young with the young Italian teams could bring a plus. – Some value to the Parisian attack.
In the first place, because PSG do not have a powerful attacking pivot. In addition to Mauro Icardi, in great trouble with the Parisian shirt, the capital club can only count on the deep catches of its three fantastic: Kylian Mbappé, Neymar and Lionel Messi. With the possible arrival of the Italian, the reigning French champion would then have a true point of fixation, capable of sublimating the individualities already present. In the middle of the MNM, Gianluca Scamacca could also allow his attacking friends to break free completely. Different profiles, an omnipresent technique, a tactical balance. The perfect alloy that Luis Campos logically wants to set in motion to celebrate his arrival at PSG.