Man United and Palace Head The Betting To Sign Jose Fonte

Southampton manager Claude Puel has opted to leave Jose Fonte out of his squad for Wednesday night's EFL Cup semi-final against Liverpool and it seems as though the Portuguese defender could be leaving St Mary's before the January transfer window closes.

Fonte has grown increasingly disillusioned with life on the South Coast and he is now as long as 10/3 to still be at Southampton at the end of this transfer window (Sky Bet). The 33-year-old has been with the club since 2010 but he has reportedly opted not to extend a contract that ends in 2018 and has handed in a transfer request.

Crystal Palace

It is one of his former clubs who are front-runners to sign him as Crystal Palace are a best price 5/2 to snap him up before the month is out (Paddy Power). Fonte played for Palace from 2007 to 2010, initially on loan before making a move from Benfica permanent in 2008, and he made 88 appearances for the club.

The defender would be a welcome addition to Sam Allardyce's current Crystal Palace team, which has conceded an eye-watering 37 goals this season - only Swansea and Hull have conceded more.

Manchester United

Fonte may yet be holding out for a move that could see him join up with Portuguese compatriot, Jose Mourinho, at Old Trafford and he was linked with Manchester United after helping his country win Euro 2016 last summer.

The central defender is 3/1 to move to United before the end of January (Paddy Power) and he could be a useful addition with Mourinho clearly not a fan of Chris Smalling.

Other Options

Meanwhile, Fonte is 10/1 to be the next man to join the Southampton exodus to Liverpool (Bet Victor) but you wonder if he might be put off by the troubling experience of his former Saints teammate Dejan Lovren at Anfield.

Across Merseyside, Everton are 14/1 to snap him up, while a move abroad is a possibility, with any Chinese club 12/1 to sign Fonte and Benfica are 14/1 to sign a player who spent much of his two years with the Portuguese giants out on loan from 2006 to 2008.

Jose Fonte Next Club Odds

Posted: Monday, 9th January 2017
Author: Chris Knight

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