Former Southampton captain Jose Fonte is now without a club after his contract with Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang was terminated early.
34-year-old Fonte only joined the club in late February, making just seven appearances - including his infamous debut which saw his side hammered 8-0 against Shanghai SIPG.
Fonte didn’t win a single game in his seven appearances for Dalian Yifang, picking up just two points. The club currently sit in the Chinese Super League’s relegation zone.
My time in Dalian and Chinese Super League comes to an END. I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone i met and made friendships along the way! UNFORGETTABLE experience and I’m blessed to have been treated in the best way by everyone!!!Im forever grateful to all Dalian fans and to The great country of China I hope I left something good at least I tried my very best !!! Once again THANK YOU and all the success O meu tempo na China e no Dalian chega ao fim. Um muito obrigado a todos!!! Estou muito grato a todos os adeptos do Dalian e ao grande país que é a China !!!Experiencia fantástica!!! Espero ter deixado algo de bom,dei o meu melhor para isso!!! MUITO OBRIGADO e todo o sucesso
Fonte is now being linked with a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers, who are backed by Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes and is Fonte’s representative.
However, Fonte’s fitness and form fell off a cliff while at the Hammers, making only 24 league appearances for the club before moving to China to get more first-team football to represent his country at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer.
He appeared for Portugal in all four games before they crashed out to Uruguay in the first knockout round.