Agents play a crucial role these days in ensuring that players choose their next destinations in a manner that is most favorable and lucrative.
As a result, young stars, in particular, are often straight up offered in deals to big names in an attempt to secure futures.
Now, Man Utd may be on the receiving end of one such starlet, and the player in question may prove to be a great purchase.
As per FcInterNews.it, super-agent Kia Joorabchian has offered United with an opportunity to sign Joao Mario in the summer. The 25-year-old Portuguese has been on loan at West Ham for the past few months, and now, his parent-club Inter may be looking at other options.
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The source adds that the Nerazzurri want around £22-26 million for the midfielder. His stint at West Ham has led to two goals and one assist in 13 appearances. It is understood that a one-year long loan spell with an option to buy is on the table.
At the same time, the agent is also seeking other options, with Valencia also considered to be a side interested in signing the player.
Moreover, West Ham themselves may retain his services, as they are reported to be waiting on the thumbs-up of their preferred new manager Manuel Pellegrini before making a move. It is important to note that Mario was happy with his spell in England.
Jose Mourinho is clearly a fan of the player, as he has stated in a recent interview regarding the prospect of purchasing him: “Why not? Joao just had to settle down. He is a player who thinks and acts quickly, he has recovered his speed of thought and execution, intensity and aggressiveness. I liked it in every game more.”
Will a move be made by United in the coming days, or will a bigger player be sought?