Done Deal: BBC Confirms Manchester United £26m Midfield Target Has Signed For Club

Manchester United January target Joao Mario of Inter Milan has completed a loan move to West Ham United according to BBC.

The Portugal international will spend the second half of the season with the Hammers, who will have an option to make the deal permanent in the summer for £26m.

United were linked with a move for the 25-year old attacking midfielder earlier this month but they later pull out of the race after Henrkh Mkhitaryan was used as a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez.

The Hammers’ manager David Moyes is keen on strengthening his team this month due injury crisis of key first team players.

Andy Carrol is ruled out for three months while Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic are also sideline due to injury.

Mario joined Inter Milan from Sporting Lisbon for a fee around £35m in 2016.

During his spell at San Siro, the Portuguese failed to make a major impact. He even fell further down the pecking order following the arrival of Luciano Spalletti as Inter boss.

Moyes however hope Mario adapts to Premier League demands on time and make instant  impact in his team.

“My biggest concern is not him as a footballer but getting used to the Premier League, the speed and competitiveness compared to Italy or Portugal,” he said.

“His ability as a footballer is not in question, he’s proved it, and I just hope he can hit the ground running. That’s my only concern.”