Matt Le Tissier hits out at Jose Fonte

Arturo Vidal of Chile, Jose Fonte of Portugal and Bruno Alves of Portugal all battle to win a header during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Semi-Final between Portugal and Chile at...

Jose Fonte left Southampton for West Ham United in January 2017.

28 Mar 1998:  Matt Le Tissier of Southampton celebrates during the FA Carling Premiership match against Newcastle United at the Dell in Southampton, England. Southampton won 2-1. \...

Matt Le Tissier has responded to West Ham United defender Jose Fonte’s recent comments about Southampton on social networking site Twitter.

Fonte joined West Ham from Premier League rivals Southampton in January 2017 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £8 million.

The 33-year-old defender was on the books of the Saints from January 2010 until January 2017 and was one of the best players for the club during that period.

According to BBC Sport, Fonte made a transfer request with 18 months left on his contract at Southampton.

Jose Fonte of West Ham United in action during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United at The Hawthorns on September 16, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

The Portugal international made some very interesting comments about his former club Southampton on The Friday Football Social show on BBC Radio 5 live on Friday evening (7pm, November 17, 2017), as noted by BBC Sports presenter and commentator Tony Husband on social networking site Twitter (click here to listen to the programme in full).

Southampton legend Le Tissier has responded to Fonte’s comments and seems to have taken a dig at the Portuguese centre-back.

While the Saints finished eighth in the Premier League last season, the Hammers ended up 11th.

West Ham are currently third from bottom in the league, while Southampton are only four points above them in 15th.

Manolo Gabbiadini of Southampton and Jose Fonte of West Ham United battle for possession  during the Premier League match between Southampton and West Ham United at St Mary's Stadium on...

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