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Jose Fonte exit confirmed

Jose Fonte will be leaving West Ham for China club insiders have confirmed this afternoon to Claret and Hugh.

The Hammers will receive around £4.8m from Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang losing around £3.5m on their initial outlay for the 34-year-old defender.

The Portugal international will receive a package of around £68,000 per week which is similar to the salary he currently receives in East London.  Assuming he passes a medical he will put pen to paper a three-year contract for newly promoted Dalian, and is due to travel to China on Monday to complete his exit from West Ham.

Fonte joined West Ham from Southampton in January 2017 for a transfer fee of £8.3m under Slaven Bilic with a contract running until June 2019.

Chinese Super League and League One transfer window opened on 1 January 2018 and will close next Wednesday on 28th February 2018 leaving time to complete the transfer. Around £3.5m per year will be saved off the wage bill from Fonte’s departure.



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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Jose Fonte exit confirmed

  1. I wish him well.

  2. A sad end to a good player who never really got to show his class in Claret & Blue…..

    Maybe a chance for Declan Rice to get more experience?

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