Fonte reflected: "Ronald Koeman already knew he was going to lose some players. Of course he can't be very happy with the situation but he has already signed three quality players.
"We still need another three or four more. The players who have arrived have brought competitiveness.
"I'm not surprised about the offers that arrived, but a bit disappointed and sad that so many players left.
"It wasn't the situation that the fans wanted, but that's football.
"We have to lift ourselves and carry on doing our work."
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