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.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 26, 2018