Spurs interested in former West Ham loanee

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Dom Le Roy

According to Italian publication Calciomercato.com Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario this summer.

The 25-year-old Portuguese International midfielder has already featured for the national team in the World Cup.

He was loaned out to Spurs London rivals West Ham last January by the nerazzurri and impressed during his loan spell with the Hammers , appearing 13 times in the league, scoring twice and assisting once.

The article says that a report from another Italian publication, Corriere Dello Sport, says that with Inter set to move for Mousa Dembele, and Spurs could look to bring Joao Mario to North London to replace the outgoing Belgian.

It goes on to say that we have have been observing Joao Mario since January and and are considering him as the man to replace Dembele for whom Inter have been in constant contact recently.

It adds how Joao Mario has made it clear that he will not stay in Italy and has grown frustrated and that he has all the attributes to play in the 4-2-3-1 system that Tottenham favour.

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