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Official: Fonte departs

West Ham United have officially confirmed that Jose Fonte has agreed a deal to sign for Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang for an undisclosed fee. The Portuguese international spent 13 months with the Hammers, after joining the Irons from Southampton in January 2017.

The centre-back made 24 appearances in Claret and Blue, including eight in the Premier League this season. Fonte was on the bench for West Ham’s last three league matches, after recovering from an injury suffered in October.

A statement on WHUFC.com says: “Everyone at West Ham United would like to thank Jose for his efforts during his time at the Club and wish him a successful future with Dalian Yifang.”

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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