West Ham fans would rather sign Mario than Pastore

West Ham target Javier Pastore is reportedly nearing a switch to Roma instead, but West Ham fans think they may just have dodged a bullet.

According to Calciomercato, Pastore is set for a medical with Champions League semi-finalists Roma.

The PSG man has been heavily linked with a move to East London, but it appears his wage demands have halted any chance of a move to the London Stadium.

The Argentine playmaker, who has 2 goals in 29 caps for his country, is incredibly talented, but injuries have plagued his career since moving to PSG, and fans are thinking it might be a blessing in disguise to lose him to Roma.

Joao Mario is another player fans are discussing, and it seems plenty of them agree he would be a better signing than Pastore.

The Portuguese international, who spent the second half of last season on loan with the Hammers, is younger, more versatile and far less injury prone than the PSG superstar.

Mario has been linked with re-joining the Hammers on a permanent basis, as Manuel Pellegrini seeks more attacking impetus to replace the injured Manuel Lanzini.

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