West Ham fans debate Mario future

Reports in Italy have claimed that West Ham United will have to pay £24m if they wish to sign Joao Mario on a permanent deal from Inter Milan at the end of the season.

The 25-year-old joined West Ham on loan from Inter in January, and has scored once and provided one assist in nine Premier League appearances for the club.

Mario has had some positive moments in a Hammers shirt, but it would be fair to say that the Portugal international has struggled to make a serious mark in English football.

Inter are said to be prepared to sell this summer, but it would mean West Ham coming up with close to £25m, which would be some investment for the London club.

The West Ham fans have been debating the potential signing, and it would be fair to say that a number are not too pleased with the numbers that have surfaced.

Mario is a very talented footballer, but West Ham surely have more pressing needs this summer when considering their struggles throughout the 2017-18 campaign.

A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below: