Atalanta bested a few Serie A contenders to acquire Gianluca Scamacca from West Ham last summer. He commenced with a bang by bagging a brace versus Monza in the penultimate round. He was also on Inter and Milan’s radar.

According to Relevo’s Mattia Moretto and DAZN’s Orazio Accomando, La Dea won the race because they made the most concrete offer. They invested a chunk of the money they got from Rasmus Hojlund in him and El Bilal Touré. Instead, other sides tried to bring him in with less straightforward formulas.

Inter laid the most legwork, and Atalanta weren’t certain Scamacca would pick them until late in the game. In the end, the striker decided to move to Bergamo for a combination of money and a better chance to be a full-time starter.

While he started on the right foot, he might be forced to skip the upcoming matches. He picked up a thigh injury in his cameo against Fiorentina. He’s undergoing tests, Il Giorno reports.

Our Take on Scamacca and Atalanta

Being swifter and more decisive did the trick. Considering what happened afterward, Milan should have targeted him with more conviction. Still, since Touré had already gone down, it’s weird that the Bergamaschi decided to part ways with Duvan Zapata anyway and proceeded with just one pure center-forward. The Torino bid wasn’t too enticing.

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