Fonte sends message on Instagram after signing contract, Southampton fans react on Twitter

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Jose Fonte has committed his long-term future to Southampton.

Southampton defender Jose Fonte has taken to Instagram to express his delight at signing a new contract with the club.

The 31-year-old centre-back has committed his long-term future to the Saints by putting pen to paper on a new three-year deal.

Fonte has been on the books of Southampton since 2010 and has established himself as one of the best players for the club.

The Portugal international is one of the better central defenders in the Premier League and will be a key player for them this season.

The former Benfica man joined Southampton from London outfit Crystal Palace in January 2010 when the club were in League One.

Fonte has made almost 250 appearances for the Saints since, and the new contract means that he will remain at St. Mary’s Stadium until the summer of 2018.

Southampton fans have had their say on Fonte getting a new deal on social networking site Twitter. Below are some of the best comments:

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