According to West Ham World, Portuguese defender Jose Fonte could be on his way out of London and heading to the West Midlands to join Championship leaders Wolves, as David Moyes looks to bring in some fresh faces this month.
The 34-year-old has struggled this season with a foot injury which has led to him failing to nail down a place in the starting XI, and with new faces potentially moving to the Hammers, it only seems logical to let Fonte move on. David Moyes has also expressed his ambition to sell the defender. It was only last January that Fonte made the £8 million switch to West Ham from fellow Premier League side, Southampton.
Jose Fonte is a European Championship winner with Portugal in 2016 and has played over 250 games in the Premier League, but a switch to the Championship is what seems most likely for Fonte.
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo is believed to be a big fan of the defender and will be looking to bring him in before the end of the month. The fee is estimated at £6 million, slightly less than the £8 million West Ham spent last season, but still a decent amount which the Hammers can use to bring someone in during this transfer window.
Wolves are flying high at the top of the Championship table, and the signing of Fonte would certainly bolster what seems to be a future Premier League squad. The only issue with Fonte is his age. At 34, it seems like Fonte will only be playing at a top level for a few more years, but that won’t stop the Wolves manager from taking a gamble and hoping some much-needed experience will benefit Wolves in the long run.