Reaction to Fonte's Portugal performance shows West Ham's recent £5m deal looks fantastic business

Portugal's defender Jose Fonte applauds at the end of the international friendly football match between Portugal and Netherlands at Stade de Geneve stadium in Geneva on March 26, 2018.

West Ham look to have done well to shift Jose Fonte.

Portugal's defender Jose Fonte applauds at the end of the international friendly football match between Portugal and Netherlands at Stade de Geneve stadium in Geneva on March 26, 2018.

Jose Fonte's nightmare run since leaving West Ham United continued last night.

The Hammers sold Fonte a month ago to Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang, gaining £5 million in the process.

His debut was a complete disaster as Fonte's side lost 8-0, and they have followed it up with 2-0 and 3-0 defeats.

Last night there was more woe for Fonte as his Portugal side lost 3-0 at home to an experimental Netherlands side who have not even qualified for the World Cup.

West Ham United's Portuguese defender Jose Fonte (L) vies with Crystal Palace's Ivorian striker Wilfried Zaha during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and...

Fonte played all 90 minutes and failed to impress, given a torrid time by Dutch forward Memphis Depay.

The centre-back is 34 and was surplus to requirements at West Ham, where he had made just eight first team appearances this season before being sold, the last of which came back in October.

West Ham's current form would suggest it could have been a risk letting the Euro 2016 winner go, but Fonte is currently a shadow of his former self.

His performance last night was slated by fans, with Portugal supporters concerned and feeling he should not be in their World Cup squad, let alone the XI.

The reaction to Fonte's performance highlight that while West Ham have their troubles at present, getting £5 million for the out of form and possibly past it defender is looking like an inspired piece of business.

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