Free agent Fonte would give Wolves the Premier League experience they sorely lack

Portuguese international defender Jose Fonte has his eyes on a return to the Premier League after his release by Chinese Super League outfit Dalian Yifang, according to the Southern Daily Echo.

What’s the story, then?

The Southern Daily Echo report that Fonte’s contract out in China has been terminated early, having played just nine times in all competitions out in China.

They report that he is now instantly a free agent and would be keen on a return to Premier League football, just months after he left these shores.

Fonte played in all of Portugal’s four matches at World Cup 2018, as the reigning European champions made it to the last 16, where they were eliminated by Uruguay.

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Fonte would be ideal to add Premier League knowhow to Wolves

Wolves are not short on central defensive talent with Danny Batth, Dominic Iorfa, Kortney Hause and Ryan Bennett all competing to round off the back three alongside captain Conor Coady and towering man-mountain Willy Boly.

However, among that crop, there isn’t an awful lot of Premier League knowhow. Fonte would not necessarily be expected to start every week, but in games where Wolves will be forced to defend, he would be ideal.

With 178 Premier League appearances to his name, 6ft 3in Fonte would also be a sounding board to allow the likes of Batth and Coady to improve. Wolves have the funds to match his wages, so on a free transfer, he would be a great coup.