Three reasons why Sakho would be a big upgrade on Fonte
Jose Fonte’s time at Southampton looks to be coming to an end after the defender reportedly handed in a transfer request at the start of the month.
The Portuguese international has had a long, storied career with Southampton, making the journey from League 1 to the Premier League. This is his eighth season at St. Mary’s and if he does leave, it’s sure to be an emotional goodbye for all concerned.
That said, clubs must move on and Southampton must look at replacements should their captain find a new club in this month’s transfer window.
It’s a difficult task, especially mid-season, to find a player with the ability to slot straight into your first team and gel with Virgil van Dijk.
One man Southampton are reported to be considering is Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho. Is he the man capable of replacing Fonte at St Mary’s? Would he in fact be an improvement?
Here are THREE reasons why Sakho would be a big upgrade on Jose Fonte…