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.