The Portuguese international has handed in a transfer request to his current employer, shocking everyone around the team.
Southampton are likely to lose their key member as the 33-year-old central defender has handed in a request to be allowed to leave the club immediately. Jose Fonte’s dream is to join Manchester Uniter and last summer, online betting news in the UK were full of a possible Jose Fonte move to Man United. However, that never happened and José Mourinho claims to be happy with his central defenders for now.
The reasons behind the decision of Southampton captain Jose Fonte are still unknown and we can only take wild guesses of what could have possibly happened. What we know for sure is that his contract expires in 18 months and that Southampton’s football director claims they were offering him a higher salary. However, the Portuguese defender refused the offer because he wants to experience a new environment.
Bet on Jose Fonte’s new club!
Of course as soon as these news went viral, online sportsbooks in the UK didn’t lose a second to make some money out of such news. They immediately started offering the opportunity to bet on Fonte’s next club to their customers. For example, at NetBet, you can place a bet on Jose Fonte leaving Southampton in the summer transfer window: The odds for Manchester United, Everton and Arsenal are respectively 2.00 (1/1), 5.50 (9/2) and 9.00 (8/1).
However, other online sports betting sites, such as BetVictor, have not been so optimistic towards Southampton: here you can bet on Fonte’s new club right after the January transfer window. The most likely club is Man United still with 3.00 (2/1) odds, however, you might want to take advantage of the “Any Chinese club” market for 6.00 (5/1) odds Chinese football clubs are doing pretty well on the transfer market in the past few years!