Joao Mario signed for West Ham United from Inter Milan on a loan deal in the January transfer window.
The East London outfit have an option to buy the midfielder at the end of the season, but there are no indications yet as to where he will be playing football in the 2018-19 campaign.
So far, Mario has started five Premier League games and has come off the bench in an FA Cup match.
Manager David Moyes has kept the midfielder on the pitch for a full 90 minutes just twice, and the Portugal international has created one assist.
It is safe to say that fans have not been overjoyed by Mario’s impact, but the midfielder has made it clear that he does not want to return to Inter Milan.
The Daily Star quotes the midfielder as saying that his time at Inter is “in the past”, but whether his future will be at West Ham remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, FC Inter News have reported that the Hammers have had a £12m bid for Mario rejected by the Serie A outfit.
The supporters have been having their say on the matter.
This is a joke right? Surely we didn't really only offer £12M
— Danny Guy ⚒ (@danlar101) March 20, 2018
I've not seen him make a tackle in any game and he is to lightweight for the premier league.
— John Gregory (@JohnGregory25) March 20, 2018
— Ryan 父harman (@harmann03) March 20, 2018
He needs to show us a lot more than he has to convince me that is physically up to the rigours of the EPL
— Tony Pezzolesi (@TonyHammer61) March 20, 2018
Jury’s still out, but a definite no if the price is £40 mill
— Kevin (@Kevin10whu) March 20, 2018
Slow, lightweight, not even worth £12m
— Rich Hardwick (@the_gooch7) March 20, 2018
From what I have seen so far and with today’s over prices. I would say 17m tops for him.
— Westy Hammerette ⚒🙅🏻♀️😍 (@WestyHammerette) March 21, 2018
Wouldn't surprise me knowing our disgraceful owners.
— James Blacknell (@james_blacknell) March 21, 2018
He's played a handful of games. Let's give him a run before we decide what WE think he's worth
— alex noodle (@alexnoodle) March 20, 2018