Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali has urged West Ham United to give Gianluca Scamacca time to settle in England during an interview with TuttoMercatoWeb.

The striker impressed for the Serie A side last season, scoring 16 goals from 36 league games. This convinced the Hammers to invest around €40m in securing his services last summer.

Scamacca, however, has not managed to replicate his last season’s form at West Ham. He has managed eight goals in all competitions, out of which only three have come in the Premier League.

Last September, Carnevali revealed Paris Saint-Germain showed interest in the player but he picked David Moyes’ side as it would have helped in his development. Meanwhile, Roberto Mancini had backed him to do well in the Premier League.

It hasn’t happened, while Scamacca’s former Sassuolo teammate, Giacomo Raspadori, is excelling at Napoli.

TMW asked Carnevali why the two players are experiencing contrasting debut seasons at their respective clubs. When responding to that, he sent a message to West Ham about Scamacca.

“Scamacca also had an injury and was sidelined due to physical problems, but it’s normal for a young Italian to find some difficulty in a championship like the Premier League. I hope that these clubs too have time to wait for young guys, who need time to settle in,” he said.

“Playing in the Premier League isn’t that simple, it’s easier for example to find the right place like Raspadori did in an Italian club, already knowing the league and the language.”

Recent reports in Italy have stated the West Ham player is aiming to return to Serie A in the summer, although whether any Italian clubs can afford him remains to be seen.