Davide Santon – will wear the number 3 shirt at Newcatsle
The left-back finally signed today, after terms had been agreed with his former club Inter-Milan, and terms were apparently quickly agreed with the player, before he signed his five year deal on Tyneside.
Davide, who was born in Portomaggiore in north east Italy, came through the ranks at Inter Milan, and he was given his chance by former Inter manager Jose Mourinho, and the lad has already represented Italy 7 times already.
And the 20 year old told nufcTV tonight after signing:
“It’s never easy to leave any country, never mind Italy,”
“It was a difficult decision, but I’ve only been here for a short while and I feel very comfortable. There are some good people here, it’s a beautiful place, therefore I am very, very happy.”
“I came here because it has always been my dream to play in the Premier League. And to play for Newcastle is even better, to play for such an historical club and such a great club.”
This is an excellent signing for the club, and Santon is a good replacement for Jose Enrique at left back, and we look forward to a couple more signings tomorrow, before the transfer window slams shut at 11:00 pm tomorrow night.
If we were to hazard a guess we’d say that Newcastle will sign striker Federico Macheda on loan from Manchester United, although Sunderland are said to be after him tonight, wow, isn’t that a surprise.
And it looks like Newcastle will sign Charlton goalkeeper Rob Elliot as a third senior goalkeeper for the season, and French U19 International center-back Danny Situ could also sign on, and Danny has impressed while on trial at Newcastle over the last couple of weeks.
With St. Etienne tying up Sochaux target Max Gradel tonight, it looks like Newcastle’s move for 23 year-old Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga may not be successful, but you never know, especially with Newcastle.
Howay The Lads!!