Jose Fonte, Lille

LOSC: Captain José Fonte extends

Publish on 18/07/2021 at 12:00 - S. WILLIS


Portuguese defender José Fonte is continuing his adventure with reigning Ligue 1 Uber Eats champions LOSC, the club captain extending his contract for another season on Friday.

The 37-year-old Portuguese defender José Fonte has extended his contract with LOSC on Friday. The 37-year-old Portuguese defender has extended his contract with LOSC until June 2022, signing on for a supplementary year after his previous deal came to term at the end of last season.

A member of Portugal's Euro 2020 squad, Fonte joined LOSC in the summer of 2018 and has since then racked up a total of 114 games with Les Dogues, including 97 in Ligue 1 Uber Eats.

'An obvious choice'

"We are very happy with the extension of the contract of José, our captain, who was an obvious choice for me. A great professional, a leader with a lot of experience and a man of great values, a pillar of the dressing room. José was one of key factors behind the very good results that led us to the Ligue 1 Uber Eats title," explained Lille president Olivier Létang. "The extension of José's contract demonstrates our desire to keep our success going and our ambition to perform over the long term."