Fonte eager for more signings at Southampton

Southampton defender Jose Fonte is keen for their signing spree to continue.

Southampton defender Jose Fonte is keen for their signing spree to continue.

Saints have lost stars Luke Shaw, Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Calum Chambers, Dejan Lovren and, yesterday £14m-record signing Dani Osvaldo, who joined Inter Milan on loan.

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.

"They were offers which were almost irrefutable and with clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United it's difficult for the players to say 'no'.

"We have to lift ourselves and carry on doing our work."

 
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