Jose Fonte has handed in a transfer request to Southampton in an attempt to force a move this January which has led to Manchester United being linked once again with a move for him.
Personally, I think the 33-year-old might not be the right option for Man United with Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo‘s surge in form giving us strong options alongside Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly when he returns from the African Cup of Nations.
But what do the fans think? We asked our followers on Twitter for their opinion on Fonte and a clear pattern emerged in the voting.
So…Jose Fonte has put in a transfer request! We've been linked with him before. Do you want Jose Mourinho to bring him to Man United?
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) January 5, 2017
A 78% majority said they didn’t want United to sign Fonte, either because we’ve got enough options without him or simply as they feel he isn’t good enough to play for United. Only 22% believed we should make a move for him.
That’s a clear opinion from the fans but with interest still circling in Benfica centre-back Victor Lindelof, there are other centre-backs who we are being linked with other than Fonte. The question is whether Jose Mourinho wants to bring one in.
With Mourinho’s pre-Reading press conference coming on Friday afternoon, the boss may well be asked whether he intends to sign a new centre-back but one thing is for sure – United fans don’t want that player to be Fonte from Southampton.