West Ham United announced on Friday afternoon that they had completed a deal for Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario.
The Portugal international has joined the Hammers on loan for the remainder of the season.
Manchester United were previously linked with a move for the 25-year-old, but it is West Ham that have brought the Euro 2016 winner to the Premier League.
It would be fair to say that the versatile midfielder, who is valued at £23.4m by transfermarkt.co.uk, has struggled at Inter since joining the club from Sporting Lisbon, but he has plenty of talent.
Mario told West Ham’s official website that he was ‘really happy’ to have joined the Hammers.
The Portuguese is expected to make his West Ham debut in Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash at Wigan Athletic, and the club’s supporters cannot wait to see their new man in action.
Unveiling new signings on social media has become a thing over the last 12 months or so, and West Ham had something up their sleeve for the announcement of Mario.
A selection of the reaction to the announcement can be seen below:
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 26, 2018
GET IN THERE
— Callum (@Callumsmh) January 26, 2018
— ♆ Prince Paul (@ShawFutbol) January 26, 2018
Thank you from the bottom of my heart
— Matthew Sword (@MatthewSword2) January 26, 2018
— Sky Sports Callum💭 (@VintageArnie) January 26, 2018
— Joshua Hardy (@joshuahardy__) January 26, 2018
@JudeKraken what a signing
— Henry Paribag (@HenryParibag) January 26, 2018
— Craig Conlane (@CraigConlane) January 26, 2018
— Angus Waters (@anguswaters_) January 26, 2018
Amazing way to make an announcement!
— homes4u (@homes4u) January 26, 2018