West Ham have signed defender  Jose Fonte for £8m on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

The Portuguese centre-back handed in a transfer request with 18 months left on his Southampton deal.

Fonte, who is now 33, spent seven years at the Saints making 288 appearances.

He was the only remaining member of Southampton’s team that won back-to-back promotions from League One and the Championship.

He leaves his post as captain after helping Southampton to finish 6th last season whilst also winning the European Championship with Portugal last year.

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Fonte Spent Seven Years At The Saints