West Ham boss David Moyes is keen to bring Inter Milan ace Joao Mario back to the London Stadium this summer in a £12 million deal, according to a report from O Jogo. And some Hammers fans have reacted on Twitter to the speculation.
It is clear to see that we need to bolster our defensive ranks this summer. We could also do with another established centre-forward.
But central midfield seems to be a position that is often overlooked.
Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek are both great players, but if one of those is forced to miss a sustained period of games, we could be in trouble.
Mark Noble will be 34 next year and Josh Cullen is far from proven at Premier League level.
So bearing that in mind, bringing Joao Mario back to the London Stadium would surely be a wise move from West Ham.
The 46-capped Portugal international racked up two goals and one assist in 14 games for the Hammers just over two years ago (Transfermarkt).
The 27-year-old spent last season on loan with Lokomotiv Moscow, and he really impressed with the Russian club.
Mario racked up six assists in 22 games (Transfermarkt). He proved that he has what it takes to make a difference in the final third on a consistent basis.
And some West Ham fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to the report claiming that the Hammers want to re-sign the Inter Milan midfielder…
Yep! Far better than Fornals if I’m honest. Plus I generally just rate the guy.
— S Poole ⚒ 🏰⚒ (@PooleShorty) September 22, 2020
Walked into the team when Moyes first signed him.
— Simon②⚒🏴 (@BrexitIniesta16) September 21, 2020
I though he was decent was just finding his feet when we sent him back
— Rob Mitchell ⚒🏴 (@IamROBMITCH) September 22, 2020
Yes. Better than what we have at the moment.
— Mark Blackburn (@MarkLBlackburn) September 21, 2020
Yes no doubt. Loved watching him play, remember specifically the Southampton game
— Bradzoooooo (@bradley_eadon) September 21, 2020
best news this summer. bloke is absolute quality
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) September 22, 2020
100% and we know he fits the system
— Rob Waldon WHUFC #GSBOUT (@RobWaldon) September 21, 2020
All day long
— Daniel Coady coyi (@Coady86) September 22, 2020
All day long , he was class act and a good replacement for noble
— ⚒Ed (@swoopwing) September 21, 2020
— Julie trudgill (@julie_trudgill) September 22, 2020
Yes…he was pretty good
— Tony Adams (@tadams1967) September 21, 2020