29-year-old with 49 in 99 for his country makes top five worst West Ham signings since 2017

5. Jose Fonte

There were high hopes for the former Southampton centre-back when he arrived at the London Stadium from the Saints in January 2017.

A stand-out defender at St Mary’s, he was expected to shore up the Hammers rearguard but in his first display for the club, he was part of a side which was taken apart by Manchester City 4-0 and struggled for the remainder of the campaign.

Signed for £8million, he made only 24 outings for the Hammers and was sold a little over a year later to Chinese side Dalian Yifang for £5million despite starting the 2017/18 campaign well.

Click below to see who sits fourth in our top five list of worst West Ham signings from January 2017 to now