Southampton fans have been discussing Jose Fonte after the club tweeted to mark the 11th anniversary of the 37-year-old’s signature for the club.
Fonte made the move to the Saints in 2010, and he would go on to make 286 appearances for the club until he moved to West Ham United in 2017. He was with the club throughout their journey from League One to the Premier League, and is no doubt a hero on the south coast.
Is Fonte the best centre-back Southampton have had this century?
His £8m move to the Hammers in 2017 was controversial, but it appears that he is still a favourite amongst the supporters. The Saints fans reacted to the post in numbers, and on the whole they had nothing but positive things to say about the centre-back.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about Fonte below
“He took us on an incredible journey, League1 to Premier League“
“One of the most important signings in the history of the club”
“Should never have sold him for £8m but cannot force a player and he probably trebled his salary”
“Great servant for us. And only left thanks to more terrible buiseness from Les Reed.”
“One of the finest ever centre backs in our recent history #SaintsFc”
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