Has Joao Mario already become West Ham United's number one summer target?

Joao Mario of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at London Stadium on January 30, 2018 in London, England.

West Ham United currently only have Joao Mario on loan until the end of the season.

Joao Mario of FC Internazionale in action during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and FC Internazionale at Stadio San Paolo on October 21, 2017 in Naples, Italy.

West Ham United’s Joao Mario may already have elevated himself to David Moyes’ number one summer target.

Mario joined West Ham on loan from Inter Milan in the January transfer window, and he has made a very positive start at the London Stadium.

The Portuguese international has impressed with his first few performances, and already looks ideally suited to English football.

Joao Mario of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at London Stadium on January 30, 2018 in London, England.

Joao Mario’s creativity has come to the fore in recent weeks, with Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini sidelined.

The 25-year-old has been thrown in at the deep end by Moyes, but he has coped well so far.

And West Ham should already be considering bringing him to London on a more permanent basis when the transfer window re-opens.

Joao Mario of West Ham United looks on during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at London Stadium on January 30, 2018 in London, England.

Football.London have suggested that the Hammers have not included a clause in Joao Mario’s contract which allows them to buy him for a set fee.

But the Hammers should already be considering the prospect of making Joao Mario’s loan move a more long-term switch, as if he continues to perform at his current level, he will be a great addition.

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