Move imminent as West Ham bound Jose Fonte spotted dining at Japanese restaurant in London last night (Images)

When Jose Fonte handed in a transfer request, it was a move that surprised many. The Southampton captain has been a part of the club for six seasons now; to top that off, he never seemed likely to leave even when many Saints regulars chose to do so.

The conflicting stories about his contract status didn’t help. Whilst the club claimed he rejected an improved contract, Fonte himself maintains that he was never given any new contract offers by the club. He has been linked to a number of clubs as of late, but the Portuguese, it seems, has made his decision.

Heavily linked with a move to West Ham, the defender was spotted dining at Zuma, a Japanese restaurant located in Knightsbridge, London. With the betting already being suspended, the pictures of Fonte in London has naturally led to speculation that he is all set to join West Ham United.

The struggling Hammers could definitely use his experience in defence during the second half of the season. Check out the pictures below:

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