This has given the Man Utd fans in the Football Transfer Tavern hope…
Over the summer, rumours linking Southampton defender Jose Fonte with a move to Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United were rampant – and many of the punters in the Football Transfer Tavern were confident that the deal would happen.
The proposed transfer never actually came to fruition, but it was expected that United would go back in Fonte in January – and United have seemingly been given somewhat of a boost in the pursuit.
Amid speculation that Fonte could sign a new deal with Southampton, the player recently spoke to the Daily Echo regarding the deal. He said: ““There’s nothing on the table, so I’m waiting,”
He added: “I’m focusing on my job and we’ll see what happens in the future”, before confirming that he and the club “haven’t agreed anything, so it’s just talks.”
Our landlord has pointed the United fans towards Fonte’s words, and has suggested that he could be hinting about an imminent departure.
He thinks that if he was fully committed to Southampton he would likely have come out and said so – but he has refused to confirm that his future will be at St Mary’s.
Interestingly, the Southampton fans in the Tavern have been somewhat concerned about Fonte’s form this season, and they seem to think he could be on his way too.
Significantly, reports over the summer linked Fonte with a new deal – but that contract extension never came to pass. Could that have been the final nail in the coffin for the Portuguese’s long-term Southampton career?
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