Sporting Lisbon for £38.4m (45m euros), he is now
the most expensive Portuguese
player ever sold by a Portuguese club.
The 23-year-old’s move beats Sporting’s
sales of Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.24m) and
Nani (£25m) to Manchester United.
It is also the second-biggest move out of
Portugal, marginally behind the fee
Monaco paid Porto for Colombian James
Rodriguez in 2013.
Inter remain in talks over signing
Brazilian Gabriel Barbosa from Santos,
reports the BBC.
Midfielder Mario made 171 appearances
for Sporting and won Euro 2016 with
Joao Mario has joined Inter Milan from