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West Ham sign Fonte from Southampton

20 Jan 2017
Jose Fonte (West Ham)

Central defender moves to London Stadium on two-and-a-half-year deal for £8m fee

West Ham United have announced the signing of Jose Fonte from Southampton for a fee of £8million.

Fonte has agreed a deal until June 2019 with an option for another season at the London Stadium after seven years at Southampton, whom he helped to back-to-back promotions from Sky Bet League One to the Premier League.

The 33-year-old, who is Slaven Bilic's first signing of the January transfer window, has made 154 career appearances in the top flight, scoring seven goals.

See: All January's Premier League transfers

"I told the manager in conversations that we want to win and we want to win trophies," Fonte told whufc.com. "The ambition is big and we need to aim high."

Fonte will not play in Saturday’s trip to Middlesbrough but could make his West Ham debut at home to Manchester City on 1 February.

See: Hammers capture Euro 2016 winner

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