Manchester United fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern were delighted with their side’s performance on the opening weekend, and they could have even more to cheer about before the transfer window comes to an end in a little over two weeks time.
He might not be the most high profile transfer of the summer, but Jose Mourinho’s interest in Southampton star Jose Fonte appears concrete.
He has been linked with a move for weeks, and after several weeks of silence on the move; it appears that the deal could happen once more.
The Telegraph are suggesting that Jose Fonte is flattered by the deal and would likely find it hard to turn down; whilst they also suggest that United are very keen to land him.
The news has received mixed reviews with the United faithful, with many feeling that he simply isn’t the player that The Red Devils need right now…
Bonucci dies not want to move
Fonte is old and not experienced enough which makes Garay the ideal candidate#MUFC
— Seul (@cobra9x) August 1, 2016
Don't want Fonte but I can see what we are doing.
Smalling and Bailly as starting CBs.
Blind and Fonte as back ups.
Rojo & Jones out.#MUFC
— Kunal Srivastava (@Kunal_sri92) August 15, 2016
We don't even need Fonte #MUFC
— Lewis (@fxckhanks) August 15, 2016
Despite the hesitancy with some fans, others believe he is exactly what Jose should be looking at…
United has already signed a young, promising centre back, they have Smalling & Blind – Fonte fits as an experienced leader. #mufc
— N8 (@nathanielhyatt) August 1, 2016
Not sure if Fonte is going Everton or not but United should steam in… He's a perfect no nonsense defender with experience in Prem #MUFC
— David Ratcliffe
Would love Fonte tbh. Garay wouldn't be bad as well. Need a CB I think. Cannot rely on Jones at all! #MUFC
— Sanket (@Roaming_Regista) August 1, 2016
#mufc Sell Rojo and bid for Jose Fonte of Southampton. An experienced defender is needed to complement Smalling.
— Vlad The Impaler (@ifeanyi2toes) August 1, 2016
I’d LOVE a WC center back to add right away into our squad if available, but an experienced Jose Fonte would do nicely right now. #mufc
— N8 (@nathanielhyatt) August 15, 2016
Darmian out? Fonte in? I'd happily do that, good business if you ask me #mufc
— BIG DUB SZN (@Jedewsy) August 15, 2016
What do you think Man Utd fans? It seems that many fans are split on the move. Is he what you need right now or is he past his best?
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