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Report: Everton interested in Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario

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Report: Everton interested in Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario

Everton are reportedly considering a move for Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario, who previously had a loan spell in English football with West Ham.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Toffees and Monaco have both eyed the Serie A enforcer.

The report details that this season is set to be his last at the San Siro and he could cost just £13.8million to prize away in the summer.

Mario spent the second half of the 2017/18 campaign on loan with West Ham, scoring twice in 14 games across all competitions.

The Portugal international is a central midfielder that is a technical player on the ball and is often used in a more advanced role.

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TBR’s View:

 

Mario hasn’t quite lived up to the hype since his move to Inter and he’s made just 22 appearances across all competitions this season.

The 26-year-old needs a fresh move to get his career back on track and he showed in glimpse during his loan in England that the Premier League could be a good fit.

He provides energy and work-rate in the centre of the park, which his minimal valuation could be worth a punt.

With his Inter exit looking likely, Everton could find a potential gem in Mario and give him a platform to succeed at Goodison Park.

He would increase competition in the centre of the park for the Merseyside club and offer a goal threat from midfield if he can get back to his best.

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