West Ham co-owner David Sullivan recently claimed that his children begged him not to sign Robert Snodgrass and Jose Fonte during the January transfer window.
Fonte has since hit back at the claims, referring to them as “ignorance”. Fonte arrived at the Hammers from Southampton during the January transfer window and initially struggled to impress.
His performances however did began to improve before an injury in November ruled him out of action for up to three months.
Responding to the comments, Fonte said:
“It’s ignorance. I’m not going to say anything. It’s not going to change who I am. It’s not going to change what I do.
“I’m going to keep being the good professional that I am. I am going to keep working hard to try and help my team-mates and the manager. What has been said has no effect on me or who I am.”
Sullivan made his controversial comments the day before his club faced off against Chelsea and he added that he does not have a say in who the club signs but that it was former manager Slaven Bilic who decided to sign Snodgrass and Fonte.