Everton signing Joao Mario could be underwhelming addition

Joao Mario of FC Internazionale Milano looks on during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Spal at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on September 10, 2017 in Milan, Italy.

Everton would be making a very underwhelming signing by bringing in Joao Mario this summer.

West Ham United's Portuguese midfielder Joao Mario (L) vies with Everton's Argentinian defender Ramiro Funes Mori (R) during the English Premier League football match between West Ham...

According to GazzaMercato, Everton are chasing Joao Mario from Inter Milan, but if they want to keep up the good feeling around Goodison Park then they are going to need better.

Mario spent the back end of last season at West Ham United, but during his time at the London Stadium, he proved to be nothing better than a middling Premier League midfielder.

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While Mario is still 23, and has room to improve, his arrival at Everton would be thoroughly underwhelming.

Joao Mario of West Ham United celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Southampton at London Stadium on March 31, 2018 in...

Marco Silva has suggested that big names could be on their way to Everton this summer, and Marcel Brands’ addition as director of football has created great excitement.

There is genuine optimism that Brands and Silva could elevate Everton to the next level, and some of their reported transfer targets do appear to be eye-catching.

Everton have been linked with the likes of Hirving Lozano and Ante Rebic, who have shone at the World Cup, in the Liverpool Echo, while promising youngster Kieran Tierney is also believed to be of interest.

West Ham United's Portuguese midfielder Joao Mario reacts after missing a chance during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Burnley at The London Stadium,...

These rumours have created great anticipation over who could arrive at Everton this summer.

However, if Mario is the first player to walk through the door, it may create a sense of disappointment which Everton really can’t afford right now.

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