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West Ham Wants Joao Mario on Another Loan, Inter wants Permanent deal

Premier League contenders West Hammers are currently looking to sign Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario on another loan deal after a successive campaign this season.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who joined the Hammers during the January transfer window this year in a loan fee of €1.5 million, is currently with the Portugal national team training ahead of the World Cup to be held in Russia and scored in a friendly match against Tunisia, match that ended in a 2-2 draw.

The Portuguese midfielder was able to appear in 14 matches for the Hammers during his short-term spent in the Premier League and registered two goals to his name, impressing David Moyes (who was formerly West Ham manager) in the process with his brilliant skills on an off the pitch.

Serie A giants Inter wants a permanent deal done for Mario at £26million, but the Hammers wants to have it in the loan way.

Mario speaking at the end of the season at West Ham Tv via Standard: “It has been an amazing experience for me. I want to say thank you to West Ham for everything they have done for me as well as my teammates, and my coaches. I am really happy with the last six months and we will see what happens.”

He continued: “The West Ham fans are incredible. Since I have arrived I have seen that they are fantastic. They support the team so well and for us, as players, it is the best thing.”

In other West Ham news, star Pablo Zabaleta comes to the media to announce that Hammers new manager Manuel Pellegrini will play attractive football next season.

The former Manchester City star has played for Pellegrini at Argentina and the Etihad Stadium and was part of the major squad of the Citizen that won the Premier League back in 2014.

The Argentine defender said: “When I was a teenager with the San Lorenzo club in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I was in the second team and he was the first-team manager.”

“Manuel did well when we were at San Lorenzo, he had success there, he built a good team, won the Primera Division title and set some records.

“After he left San Lorenzo he went to River Plate and won another Primera Division title. He was always keen on youth development, bringing through good young players who went on to do very well.

“He went to Spain with Villarreal and did a great job, taking them to the Champions League semi-finals. I played against his teams many times when I was with Espanyol and they were always very tough opponents.

“He also did well at Real Madrid and Malaga, then he came to City, where we worked together for three seasons and won the Premier League title.

“He’s a quiet person but he is also very determined and very strong in his belief about how football should be played.

“He likes to play good, attractive football and he plays to win, which the fans of all the clubs he has managed have always enjoyed. He has always been a good manager and I am sure he will show that again with West Ham.”

Pablo Zabaleta recently signed two year deal with West Ham after being released from Manchester City.

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