Some West Ham United fans keen on permanent deal for Mario

Joao Mario joined West Ham United on loan for the second half of the season from Inter Milan.

The 25-year-old failed to win over the entire fanbase during his 14 appearances in all competitions.

The attacking midfielder, who has won three trophies in his career, scored two goals and created one assist during his time with the Hammers.

Once his loan was up, he returned to the San Siro, but there are still questions over his long-term future.

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Groups of supporters have been taken to Reddit to discuss a football.london article, which says that Inter are prepared to drop their asking price to £25m.

The publication claims that the Serie A outfit are keen to offload the midfielder, but they are unwilling to sanction a loan deal.

A number of other Premier League clubs, including Southampton and Everton, have been linked in the media to Mario, but a section of West Ham fans would welcome him back.