West Ham striker Gianluca Scamacca talks Roma return: “It’s my home.”

West Ham and former Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca opened the lid on the transfer rumors linking him with a return to Roma.

Interviewed by La Gazzetta dello Sport, the attacker discussed how motivated he is for the upcoming season and confessed he’s intrigued by the idea of returning to his boyhood club the Giallorossi.

“We had a friendly on Monday and I played 45 minutes,” Scamacca stated. “It was great to be back on the pitch after three months on the sidelines post-surgery (on his meniscus).”

“I had a really good feeling. I’ll be in top form once the season starts. After the physical problems of last season, I’m due some good luck. If I’m fine physically, I’ll score 20 goals, I know that much.”

“I’m working a lot. I did double sessions every single day during my holiday in Sardegna: I’ve seen more of the gym and the field than the sea or the beach.”

“Italy? I’ve always had nostalgia and always will. But if I had to go back to Serie A, it wouldn’t be because I failed in England, which isn’t the case.”

He added, “I’d do so simply because it would be an incredible opportunity. No, it wouldn’t even be a step backwards for my career: our league remains one of the best.”

“I have always reasoned with my heart and will continue to do so in the future. And you know what are the two colors of my heart. But now I’m a West Ham player and, despite all the rumours, I feel good here.”

“A return to Roma? It’s my home. And Totti remains my idol as a child,” confessed the attacker.

“And what player in the world wouldn’t dream of being coached by Mourinho? I’m convinced he’d motivate me and I’d improve even more.”

“I’ve talked to (Lorenzo) Pellegrini, we’re friends but let’s just say we joked around a bit (regarding a return to the club).”