Lokomotiv seek Joao Mario discount

Lokomotiv Moscow would like to keep Inter outcast Joao Mario, but want a discount on the midfielder.

Joao Mario joined the Russian outfit on a season-long loan last summer after repeated attempts to settle at San Siro failed.

FCInterNews.It states that the Russian side are pleased with the Portuguese international’s performances, and would like to retain him.

However, the website remarks that Lokomotiv can’t afford the €18m transfer fee agreed upon with Inter, and would like a discount.

Lokomotiv Moscow would like to keep Inter outcast Joao Mario, but want a discount on the midfielder.

Joao Mario joined the Russian outfit on a season-long loan last summer after repeated attempts to settle at San Siro failed.

FCInterNews.It states that the Russian side are pleased with the Portuguese international’s performances, and would like to retain him.

However, the website remarks that Lokomotiv can’t afford the €18m transfer fee agreed upon with Inter, and would like a discount.

Additionally, the Russian outfit would be happy to take the 27-year-old on another season-long loan.

Real Betis are also interested in the player, and could make a move for Joao Mario in the summer.

Inter signed Joao Mario for €40m in the summer of 2016, and was Suning’s first major purchase after taking over the Nerazzurri from Erick Thohir.

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