Tottenham Hotspur keen on former West Ham loanee

first_imgBut he could return to England this summer with Spurs reportedly keen on doing a deal to sign him permanently.According to the Corriere dello Sport, the north London club monitored the Portugal international closely during his time at West Ham and were suitably impressed by the central midfielder.And with the future of Mousa Dembele currently unclear, Mario is being considered as a potential replacement for the Belgian. Mario was one of the Hammers’ better players towards the end of the season Tottenham have been linked with a move for ex-West Ham loanee Joao Mario.The 25-year-old made 13 Premier League appearances for the Hammers during his short stint last term before heading back to parent club Inter Milan. 2 Mario could sign for West Ham’s bitter rivals 2 Mario only joined Inter in August 2016, when the Serie A club paid Sporting Lisbon £36m for his services, but his time in Italy has gone sour.He remains under contract until 2021 but looks certain to leave – and Tottenham could swoop.last_img read more