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Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario delighted with West Ham move

Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario is delighted with his loan move to West Ham.

Mario has signed to the end of the season.

He told whufc.com: "I am really happy to be here. It's an amazing experience to join this amazing team and I am just glad to be here.

“It was a fast move. I am really happy to be here. I have spoken with everyone around the team and, for me, it is exciting to play in the Premier League.

“Jose (Fonte) tried to explain to me everything about the Club and that, of course, it was really important for me to join West Ham. I also spoke with the coach once and for me, I am really happy to be training for an amazing coach, also."

Mario admits he made the move with an eye on the World Cup.

He added: “It was one of the reasons I wanted to come to West Ham, first to show my quality in the Premier League and play for a big club, and also to have the opportunity to be at the World Cup with my national team and Jose. So I just hope everything goes well and we can play for Portugal.

“I know the moment of the Club. Of course, the Premier League is so competitive but we want to win games and to be closer to the first places, so we'll all try to improve and, as a team, we can get the three points against Crystal Palace on Tuesday."

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