Southampton fans react as former player Jose Fonte set to leave Premier League for China

Having once held legendary status at Southampton, Jose Fonte very quickly dropped down in the estimations of Saints fans when he sealed a move to West Ham in January 2017.

After 260 games played over three leagues for the South Coast club, many fans were amazed to see the Portuguese international leave for a team that were in a far worse position in the Premier League.

Subsequently, supporters naturally assumed that the move was driven by money, which added further fuel to an already burning fire of disdain for Fonte at St Mary’s.

Now, after a thoroughly disappointing 12 months with West Ham, Fonte looks set to move to the Chinese Super League with Dalian Yifang, according to The Daily Record.

The 33-year-old may now regret his move to London but Saints fans aren’t concerned and, if there Twitter reactions are anything to go by, may feel a sense of justice has been handed to their former defender and captain…