West Ham United secured the loan signing of Joao Mario from Inter Milan in the latter stages of the January transfer window.
The 25-year-old is due to spend the remainder of the season on loan with the Hammers, and he has already made four appearances for the club since his arrival at the London Stadium.
As it stands, Mario, who is valued at £23.4m by transfermarkt.co.uk, will return to Inter in the summer, although it has been suggested that West Ham could look to sign the Portugal international on a permanent deal.
There is no question that the midfielder has a lot of quality, but the West Ham fans are still trying to work out whether he has been a success since arriving in England.
It is perhaps too early to discuss Mario’s performances in the Premier League, although there are some West Ham supporters that have seen enough to suggest he would be a brilliant signing.
There are others though that are unsure whether Mario would be value for money. A selection of the Twitter reaction to the midfielder’s form can be seen below:
He's only played 3 games but you can tell why Inter Milan got Joao Mario for £40m. We have to sign him in the Summer
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) February 11, 2018
Not really, good player don’t get me wrong but he’s not better than Lanzini, I’d prefer to keep the money for a CDM
— ⚜️ (@CallumWHUFC_) February 11, 2018
Did you not think he was a bit off yesterday? Seemed a bit lightweight at times. Was excellent v Palace.
— Graham Cox ⚒ (@Greenironcox) February 11, 2018
His delivery is class. Something we’ve missed this season. We won’t be willing to pay £40m though
— Iron in the Blood (@WestHamBlood) February 11, 2018
Looks light weight but decent player. 20 million at most
— Jamie Wilkins ⚒ (@jamiewilkins24) February 11, 2018
I haven’t seen anything yet to suggest paying £40m for him
— Chris (@west_ham_mad1) February 11, 2018
40£ is too much for him. But he is good
— RussianHammer (@RussianHammers) February 11, 2018
I can’t, not £40m to me
— Tommy Tighe ⚒ (@TigheTommy) February 11, 2018
He is obviously a very composed player but hasn’t done anything special yet to wow me
— Blondie ⚒ (@leedon77) February 11, 2018
After yesterday’s performance you can tell why Inter Milan loaned him out to us. However, he needs time to adjust and has showed some quality so far.
— Ollie Curtis (@ollie_curtis94) February 11, 2018