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Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby fmgod on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:50 pm

José has joined the Hammers from Southampton on a 2 and a half-year contract, for a fee of £8m.

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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby sjb958 on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:52 pm

Hasn't this guy got a pretty bad attitude?
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby dagga7 on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:52 pm

fmgod wrote:José has joined the Hammers from Southampton on a 2 and a half-year contract, for a fee of £8m.

Great signing by the club!!!!! :scarfer:
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby Iron-worx on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:52 pm

Good business.

Improves the starting eleven, should hit the ground running, bridges the Reeces gap...
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby Marky on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:53 pm

Good signing he will strengthen us and free up Kouyate
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:53 pm

sjb958 wrote:Hasn't this guy got a pretty bad attitude?


Put in a transfer request. I think thats the right way to get a move.

Welcome Mr Fonte. :thup:
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby wizzo_66 on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:53 pm

Meh.
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby sizza on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:53 pm

sjb958 wrote:Hasn't this guy got a pretty bad attitude?


Killed a bunch of foster children in Lagos in 1972
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby coyi27 on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:53 pm

Fonte and Reid. Like the sound of that.
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby aaronhammer on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:54 pm

Whilst it isn't the most urgently needed position to fill, we did need a centre back so I'm pleased that we've got somebody with his experience and quality. Good luck Jose!
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby smuts on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:54 pm

Welcome Jose.

Got to above Oggy in the pecking order surely? 8 million for a 33 year old though. :shock:
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby somerset-hammer on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:55 pm

What a sensible signing, for once!

Happy with this one!
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby Claretdave on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:58 pm

He is a very good defender. But we are talking £8m for probably 18 months.
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby NorthBank86 on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:58 pm

Me thinks the value of this is all about perspective.

Yes, on the face of it £8m seems a lot for a 33 year old. There certainly won't be any sell on value!

But comparing that to what 4 months of Zaza cost us, the need to tighten the defence and for leadership, and the benefit that Reece, Oxford et al should gain from such a player (plus less pressure on them to break into the first team next season), I think this should be money well spent.

Welcome Jose. :crest:
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby noblecause on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:58 pm

Great signing. Will shore up our defence and an upgrade on all except perhaps Reid. If he helps us gain a few league positions, he's paid for himself. Welcome Jose :scarfer:
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby HammerMan2004 on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:59 pm

Claretdave wrote:He is a very good defender. But we are talking £8m for probably 18 months.


Zaza cost £4million for 6 months.

Fonte goes straight in the team for me. Welcome Jose.
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby Gerblatz on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:59 pm

Our leaking defence was a problem not so long back...we will need him ready for the Citeh game. A welcome addition...and yes, a sensible one, two..
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby Puff Daddy on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:59 pm

Very good signing for a change. This guy is a proven, quality Premier League defender
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby YorksHammer on Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:02 pm

Good work to do this one as quickly as we did, and glad to have him. Adds competition with Ogbonna, Kouyate and Reid for a starting place, but also allows us to have three at the back regularly with an experienced back-up.
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Re: Jose Fonte Confirmed

Postby kingvikingstad on Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:04 pm

Good signing. No complaints, especially if we pick up a RB this window!

Reid and Fonte could be one of the better CB pairings in the league!
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