News in the Daily Mail today that Newcastle United have agreed a deal to bring 20 year-old Inter Milan full-back Davide Santon to Newcastle.
Davide Santon – £5M deal agreed with Inter Milan
The deal is said to have been struck at £5M, and we don’t know if Davide will be the one player to replace Josee Enrique, or whether Newcastle are still pursuing Aly Cissokho of Lyon and/or Erik Pieters of PSV, both of whom played for the clubs over the weekend.
One of the good things about Santon is that he can can play in either full back position, and he is also a very attacking player, and has already played 51 times for Inter Milan.
Newcastle were first linked with this player about 8 days ago, so at least the news seems to be consistent and could be true.
The 6’2″ tall youngster has played 7 times for Italy, and for all the Italian Youth sides since he was 16, and 12 times for the Italalian U21 side, and Davide has been at Inter-Milan since he was 16 years-old, and has played 51 times for the Milan giants.
He joined Ravenna Calcio, based in Ravenna, when he was he was a 10 year-old and the full-back spent the last six months on loan at Cesena, where he played 11 times.
And the other news this morning is that Newcastle are looking at signing Czech goalkeeper Petr Bolek on a season long loan deal.
The 27-year-old from Slovakian side FK Senica, is wanted as cover for Tim Krul and Steve Harper.
Leyton Orient also want the player and Bolek will be at Newcastle over the next day or two to take part in some training with the lads, before making a decision.
We’d be very happy if Newcastle can secure Santon, since he looks a very talented young player, who could do a job in the future for the Magpies.
What do you think?