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Portugal defender Jose Fonte agrees to 2-year deal with Lille

Portugal defender Jose Fonte is set to continue his much-traveled career in the north of France after agreeing to a two-year deal with Lille.

The 34-year-old Fonte started all four games at the World Cup in Russia as Portugal was eliminated by Uruguay in the round of 16.

Two years ago, he was a member of the squad that won the European Championship in France.

Lille said in a statement Fonte will sign "in the coming days" following medical tests.

The former Crystal Palace, Southampton, and West Ham centre-back played only a few matches with Chinese club Dalian Yifang this year before terminating his contract.

He is the second international to join Lille this summer, joining former France forward Loic Remy.

"It's a new challenge for me -- hopefully it will be successful," Fonte said.

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