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Moyes gets player snub

The Scottish Sun claim Jose Fonte refused to take part in a behind closed doors practise game arranged by David Moyes

Davie Proven writing for the Scotish tabloid said  “A couple of weeks ago I mentioned David Moyes arranging a reserve game to get an injured player match-fit. The game was at Dagenham and Redbridge and to Moysey’s frustration Jose Fonte didn’t fancy pulling on his boots at the National League club’s ground.

Now, Fonte is signing for Dalian Yifang in the Chinese Super League. He couldn’t cross London for a reserve game but is answering the call of the cash register five thousand miles away. Don’t you love the modern-day player?”

The Hammers received around £4.8m from Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang losing around £3.5m on their initial outlay for the 34-year-old defender.  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. Around £3.5m per year has been saved off the wage bill from Fonte’s departure.

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6 comments on “Moyes gets player snub

  1. Maybe he knew he might be going and didnt want to risk injury?!

    Rubbish reporting.

  2. The Scottish sun newspaper, must be correct, yeah right.

  3. Fonte didn’t have much of a future at the club anyway sometimes best cut losses, £5m for a player his age is good business.

  4. 8.5 is even better ? What a waste of money !!!. Van dyke was the painting fonte was a blank canvas lol 😂

  5. In contrast to the report from the “Scottish Sun” Moyes said that Fonte is a good professional and seemed to give him his blessing to leave

    Moyes is actually quite good at not slagging off the players in public

  6. He’s old school and its what good managers do ! Shame Sullivan and Brady aren’t in his or others class ! Mourinho,s in Sully’s bracket ! They think they’re special but we know different!
    Fans have cart Blanche because nobody takes any notice and they pay the money ! 😉

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