Inter loanee Joao Mario seems set to return and thanked Lokomotiv Moscow ‘for making me feel at home during this season’.
The Portuguese midfielder used his Instagram profile to bid his farewell to the Russian side, who seem to have failed to trigger the option to buy the player.
“I would like to thank everyone at Lokomotiv Moscow, from the President to the coaching staff, my colleagues and the fans, for making me feel at home during this season,” he wrote.
“It has been a pleasure to war your shirt and to fight for your colours. I’m leaving with a very positive feeling about the moments we shared together. All the best!”
Joao Mario has played 18 games in the Russian Premier League this term, contributing one goal and five assists.
His contract with Inter expires in June 2022.