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Report: Hammer agrees deal to move to China

A new report has suggested that West Ham defender Jose Fonte has agreed to a €5.5m move to Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang. The veteran Portugal international will travel to Asia next week to seal the deal after being frozen out claims the Daily Record.

The report says the Portugal international will sign a three-year contract for newly promoted Dalian, and is due to travel to Asia on Monday to complete his exit from West Ham.

Fonte, who turned 34 last month, has been listed three times as an unused substitute during that period and was reportedly made available for sale in the January window.

Slaven Bilic signed the central defender for £8m. Led by Spanish coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro, Dalian are reinforcing their squad with European players ahead of their CSL campaign, which begins next week. It is understood that Fonte’s new contract is worth €4m a year, after tax.


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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

4 comments on “Report: Hammer agrees deal to move to China

  1. Sounds like good news if true, good for the player and the club, I like Fonte seems like a solid professional but we have an abundance of CB’s and a conveyer belt of promising u23’s in that position, also if we are going to sign Dendoncker and possibly Carvalho too then Dendoncker is more likely to play at CB than CDM, lets see what happens if it frees up more money for the next window its all good.

  2. Clearing the decks for the heavy seas ahead … never became a good deckhand anyway .
    Hope he has a good voyage ; nice man and honest . There is something really moving at West Ham lately . All for the best one would hope .
    Liverpool are beatable , of course they are , just wish it will be us . But , as always we would settle for a draw .. the day will come when a draw is not enough . I can feel it in my bones .. as Jonesy would say .

  3. That Davids have made a nice bit of money with the players that have been sold this window..especially after they said we have funds to spend on players but we end up selling ..the funds must be Even better now ha ha ha ha ha 😂😂😂

    • Agree about the funds but we took on Evra at 75k or so, so offloading the same wages in Fonte plus getting a few million back seems like good business,personally wouldn’t have taken Evra but maybe Cressie is carrying an injury so it was an emergency measure who knows… also Evra can actually defend better than Cressie or Arthur so they might learn something. Fonte is surplus to what we need although he does seem a genuine lad I would take Collins over him every day of the week.

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