DONE DEAL: West Ham United announce the signing of Joao Mario on loan from Inter Milan.

West Ham United have officially announced the loan signing of Portugal international and Euro 2016 winner Joao Mario from Inter – naming the midfielder in their squad to face Wigan in the FA Cup this weekend.

The Porto-born midfielder rose to prominence after breaking into the Sporting CP team ahead of the 2014/15 season. He followed that up with another strong campaign in 2015/16 and was snapped up by Inter for a fee rising to €45m after Portugal’s European Championship triumph.

Mario struggled to adapt to Italian football, however, and has started only 27 Serie A games in the 18 months he has been with the Nerazzurri.

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