West Ham fans react as Inter Milan want to discuss £26m Joao Mario deal

According to reports in the Evening Standard, Inter Milan would prefer a permanent £26m deal for West Ham United target Joao Mario with the east London club keen to sign him on a another loan deal, and Irons fans have been quick to react to the supposed price tag.

The Hammers brought the Euro 2016 winner to the London Stadium during the January transfer window on a temporary deal until the end of the 2017/18 campaign, and while the 25-year-old didn’t really do anything spectacular, he still impressed in 13 Premier League outings by scoring twice and also picking up an assist.

The midfielder further showed the quality he has with a brilliant strike from outside the area for Portugal in their 2-2 friendly draw with Tunisia on Monday, and his value could easily go up if he shines for his country at the World Cup.

West Ham supporters, who have urged the club to re-sign a former 30-year-old Hammer now available for nothing, took to social media to give their thoughts on the price tag, and while one said “get it sorted now before he has a brilliant WC”, another said he was “showing signs of being a truly special player”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…