West Ham United have been linked with a move for Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario.
According to O Jogo, the Hammers are one of several clubs casting an eye over the Portugal international, who is not in the future plans of Antonio Conte.
Mario spent last term out on loan at Lokomotiv Moscow, making 22 appearances in all competitions.
Before that, he spent the second half of the 2017/18 season on loan at the London Stadium under the management of David Moyes.
He made 14 appearances for the club, scoring twice and making one assist.
The 27-year-old made a decent impression for the Irons, and one has to wonder if he would have sealed a permanent move had the club stuck with Moyes rather than hiring Manuel Pellegrini.
Some West Ham fans have been discussing the idea of Mario – whom Inter value at around £12 million according to O Jogo – coming back to West Ham, with the consensus seemingly quite mixed.
Some are open to seeing him return on loan, while others are not sure he showed enough the first time around to warrant the club moving to bring him back:
Nah you’re alright.
— Ricky C (@RickyJCollins) September 21, 2020
No. Too slow to be on the wing and in attacking midfield we have Fornals and Lanzini, even Anderson can play there.
— Dan ⚒ #GSBOUT (@whufcdp) September 21, 2020
All day long
— Bala 🧛♂️ (@BalaBaiulus) September 21, 2020
All day long , he was class act and a good replacement for noble
— ⚒Ed (@swoopwing) September 21, 2020
Yes I like him
— Tom Hatcher ⚒ (@hatchtom70) September 21, 2020
— DJ #GSBOUT (@whufcdan_) September 21, 2020
Should’ve signed him the first time …🙄
— PoKeRmUsH #GSBOUT (@pokermush) September 21, 2020
Thought he looked ok but I think you could get better for the same type of money
— Josh Earl #GSBOUT (@JoshJamesEarl) September 21, 2020
Not a chance, another lightweight that flattered to deceive 😕
— Terry Connelly (@TheBov1959) September 21, 2020
Hell no…give youth a chance
— Del (@d3lfn) September 21, 2020
— Farmer Kris (@krisbell77) September 22, 2020