Jose Fonte is the perfect choice to be Southampton’s new captain

Amongst the continuous negativity surrounding Saints and the plethora of players that have gone through the exit door, it was a breath of fresh air to hear the comments yesterday from Portuguese defender Jose Fonte.

Fonte revealed that he is in discussion about a new contract and despite interest from other clubs, is perfectly happy at St Mary’s.

It won’t make any headlines of course because it refutes the claims that the entire playing squad is unhappy, but this is a nice break from the doom and gloom that has become the norm for the Saints fans.

The irony of it all is, that while Fonte shows the kind of loyalty several haven’t he himself might not be at the club had the fans had their way last summer.

Having been outstanding in his first three seasons at…

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