Joao Mario First It Was On, Then It Was Off, Now It's Back On Again

Despite claims by Calciomercato.com and other websites along with several other media outlets, Joao Mario's loan move to West Ham United is still most definitely on! The finances of the deal have already been sorted out between the Hammer's hierarchy and those at Inter Milan, with the two clubs having a good relationship.

Joao Mario Deal, First It Was On, Then It Was Off, Now It's Back On Again

West Ham manager David Moyes is flying out to Italy to see Mario in action against AS Roma before any deal is signed, as he has the final decision as to whether the player is the right fit for his team. Interestingly Mario will play some part of the game even though he has fallen out of favour with Luciano Spalletti, Inter's manager. The 'cameo' appearance will in a way be similar to the 'behind closed doors' evaluation matches that used to take place back in the day, only this time it will be in a crucial Serie 'A' match in front of thousands, you can bet your house on 'Super Mario' only being begrudgingly allowed a few minutes on the pitch by Spalletti.

There have been reports that West Ham have baulked at the size of the loan fee of £1.2 Million, but it is highly unlikely that David Moyes would fly to Italy to run the rule over the player unless the paper work was already in place in principal, and given the player's value the fee does not seem exorbitant at all, but the two Davids, David Sullivan in particular do like a bargain. Mr Sullivan's approach to 'gettin' a deal' is very similar to the property developer who drives incredibly hard deals with suppliers and fitters to minimise his expenditure, only to be held to ransom when it comes to 'snagging' the final build, you tend to get what you pay for!

There are two obvious reasons why this deal should happen, principally Inter need to free up FFP funds to incorporate their recent expenditure on player acquisitions and secondly Manu Lanzini's injury which will keep him out of action for
up to six weeks or more leaves Hammer's incredibly light in midfield, Mario and at least one other are necessary in order for the club to maintain it's recent upwards climb of the Barclays Premier League. - Ed

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Dicks is the man's picture

why loan? he may be good, I dont know but loans never really work imo especially half way through the season. players never seem to put in 100 percent on loan. its cheap option again. why not buy players now we're midtable, players who know the league. we just wont pay enough. its rip the fans off as usual. gate turnstyles are cranking huge money into the coffers. you got moyes on the cheap and hes excelled but you still want to hoard the cash.

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You realize the club isnt exactly rolling in it right?

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Burkie 1's picture

Not rolling in it ??? Wheres the money for turning uppers into a multi story ,they double their gate recites in 2 years +they've got a world class stadium on the cheap ,if the Driscolls arnt rolling in it then no one is

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Burkie 1

Somewhere in chigwell!!

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All that money we are getting being in the prem, none being used to get down the debts. Didn't we sell us much as we bought in monetary terms last window? Plus we were lead to believe we had about 30 mill for calvalho that wasn't used the last window? Yet we are still struggling for cash! If we still have no money after this move I can only suggest the club is being mis managed.

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But apparently we are boracic!!

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moore 6 legend's picture

Did anyone see this comment from brady,she sure got both barrels from the fans,and they ain't wrong.
https://twitter.com/karren_brady/status/953568974998048768

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Some great come backs from the fans,but not surprising she doesnt respond to any of them!!As one of the tweets said "the fans have done our job when are you going to do yours!!"
She is so out of touch its beyond belief,the sooner she goes the better imo...

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Dicks is the man's picture

lol where do you get ur info fred?

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Why loan? Because Sullivan won't pay the money, that's why. If there is a saving grace on this one, it's because it's World Cup year. The man needs to be playing and motivated to get himself in the Portugal squad. I'm still not sure this is even a Moyes signing. He has gone on record as wanting players that are already in the prem. (might except a player who has played in prem before). The signing right up sullivans street is probably nasri. So I expect that one to get over the line with lanzini injured. Why not stick yet another patch over our wounds.

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As saying he doesnt want to come,baffling imo...

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nevillenixon's picture

Quotes are often misinterpreted, especially when being converted from portugese to english!

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Dicks is the man's picture

lol so he said 'I dont wanna go there' in portuguese but its translated as 'I really wanna go there'

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It translates into my nan was born in green st,met a portuguese man & moved to Lisbon...hence my devotion to the mighty hammers!!

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nevillenixon's picture

I think he actually said to a 'friend' who then spoke with Calciomercato.com "Eu não iria juntar-se a esses bastardos a menos que me pagassem a maldita terra" which essentially translates to: "I wouldn't join those bastards unless they pay me the earth!"
Seems honest enough to me!

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Joao Mario would be a great addition, Nasri is also on a free, and with Lanzini's injury he could be a cheap stop-gap. I was really excited about the potential Dedoncker deal but that has gone quiet! I'd love for us to tru for some of the young talent in europe like Talisca but appreciate we need experienced pros at this moment.

I was

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moore 6 legend's picture

If he's only coming for the money and not the love of our shirt,i can't be asked with players like that,put's me right off.

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boogerscaravan's picture

He's a slaaaaaaag..........

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Rumour has it that Pedro Obiang maybe traded to bring in Joao Mario to West Ham. Inter are very keen to get him in exchange.
Seriously, we also need a playmaker with Arnatouvic now on the injury list. Are Sakho and Chicharito going to start this weekend?

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moore 6 legend's picture

Sakhos out with Knee Injury, I hear mate.

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