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Returning for Mario in January could work out perfectly for West Ham United

West Ham United should consider returning for Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario when the January transfer window opens.

What’s the word?

The 2018-19 Premier League season is only four games old, but pressure is already on Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini.

The Chilean coach is yet to pick up a league win since taking over from David Moyes at the London Stadium.

West Ham have lost to Liverpool, Bournemouth, Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers, which has left them rooted to the bottom of the table.

The East London outfit are the only club in the division not to pick up a point, so perhaps they should be looking to potential reinforcements for January.

Why should Mario be on the list?

It is less than ideal to inflate the squad even further after bringing in nine new signings in the summer.

However, if Pellegrini’s team continue to struggle, he may not have a choice but to jump back into the market.

Mario is already familiar with West Ham having spent the second half of last season on loan at the club.

In total, the midfielder – valued at £20.7m by Transfermarkt – made 14 appearances and only contributed with two goals, but he formed a decent link-up with Marko Arnautovic.

West Ham’s midfield is not quite ticking at the moment, and even though Mario did not win over everyone during his loan, he could be just what they need to inject some creativity into the side.

On top of that, injuries could become a problem and having some fresh legs to call upon would be ideal.

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