West Ham made the right decision to sell Gianluca Scamacca as a strange addiction has halted his progression. 

While the likes of Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen have done brilliant jobs playing in a No.9 role, West Ham have had no luck when it comes to signing out and out strikers. Danny Ings, Sebastian Haller and, perhaps the most disappointing of all, Gianluca Scamacca have failed to have much of an impact in East London.

Hopes were high for all three of them, but it was the Italian who fans were really expecting to break their striker curse. Unfortunately, this was far from the case and Scamacca’s time in claret and blue came to an end just a year after he signed for the club.

However, despite it being a controversial decision at the time, it seems like they may have made the correct decision to let him go. He has only managed to score 6 goals in the Serie A this season and this has been put down to an unusual addiction.

According to Corriere della Sera, the forward has an addiction to video games. His console of choice is said to be Sony’s Playstation and his obsession with gaming has got to the point it is affecting his career. You would assume that this means he is up all night playing games and this has led him to underperform. 

Obviously a large number of professional footballers play video games which, in itself, is not a problem in the slightest (for example Liverpool’s Diego Jota consistently gets the highest ranks on EAFC 24). If it is taking over his whole life to the point it is affecting his career though, then it is a huge issue and hopefully he can get the support he needs to get out of the slump he has found himself in.