West Ham look to have done well to shift Jose Fonte.
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.
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.
It is beyond me how Jose Fonte is still in the NT…and in the starting XI?! Because of his successful season with West Ham or his outstanding performances with Dalian? #PORNED
— Deni (@denidelev) March 26, 2018
There is a reason Jose Fonte plays in China
— Chris Coelho (@AIRCOHO) March 26, 2018
Jose Fonte, Rolando, André Gomes, Adrien Silva
— ⚜️C9⚜️ (@Keevin_DCunha) March 26, 2018
After today’s game Andre Gomes and Jose Fonte should not be going to Russia
— Mike Luis (@mikel17) March 26, 2018
— Kapil Bathari (@BathariKapil) March 26, 2018
Jose Fonte let his man go 2 times and 2 goals for Holland , glad he’s playing in China now , his eyes are slipping closer nowerdays abd he sees something smaller
— willem velthuijs (@lepneuvide) March 26, 2018
Jose Fonte is terrible. Straight up
— Brandão⚪️ (@MagicMoutinho) March 26, 2018