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West Ham hero Cottee welcomes Joao Mario deal

West Ham hero Tony Cottee has welcomed their deal for Joao Mario.

Mario was snapped up on-loan from Inter Milan on Friday.

Cottee said, "It's a good signing for the club because it's a loan signing. If they'd paid £26m I'd have said that was a lot of money for someone to go in during difficult circumstances because there's a lot of injured players. There will be a lot of pressure on this lad.

"I've heard good reports about him. He's a good footballer, which is what they need, but you never know how long these guys are going to take to settle."

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