The Man Utd fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are still hoping for this to happen…
Over the summer, reports were consistently linking Man Utd with a move for Southampton ace Jose Fonte.
Whilst reports suggested that a deal was set to happen – they never came to pass, and the Portuguese stalwart remained on the South Coast with Southampton – much to the dismay of the Man Utd fans in the Football Transfer Tavern.
However, it would appear that United’s interest in Fonte is not wavering; and Jose Mourinho looks set to return for the Portuguese international.
According to the Sun, Jose Mourinho is still keen – and is prepared to do a deal for Fonte – but he has been issued with an ultimatum from the powers that be regarding the nature of the deal.
This is interesting given United’s fine start to the season defensively, with the defensive pairing of Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly impressing the Man United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern.
However, they remain keen for the deal – and see Fonte as a good, experienced, short-term fix for Jose Mourinho amid a mixed run of form.
In terms of the player they think could be sacrificed, they feel that Phil Jones is the most expendable member of the squad – having failed to appear for Jose Mourinho so far this season.
Our landlord is of a similar opinion, though he also suggested that an offensive member of the squad could be sacrificed.
It is certainly an interesting time to be a Man Utd fan.
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