The 32-year-old has established himself as one of the most consistent centre-backs in the Premier League since Southampton’s ascension to the top flight in summer 2012.
And his CV now boasts a European Championship honour, after lifting the title with Portugal in France earlier this summer.
Adding further substance to the developing transfer saga, journalist Duncan Castles claims Fonte has asked Southampton to let him move to Old Trafford – honouring a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ the club made last summer when he signed a new contract.
The 6 foot 2 defender is said to have also been the subject of a £9million bid from Everton.
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) August 14, 2016