There’s news in the Italian press today that Roma are interested in taking Newcastle’s Davide Santon to Rome.
Davide Santon – in action for Newcastle last season
Roma were one of the other clubs after the 7 times capped Italian International last summer, when Newcastle were successful in bringing the lad to Tyneside.
And Davide improved as a player last season, and it’s doubtful that Newcastle would even think of selling him at this point, and he is still a work in progress, and will only improve over the next few seasons in England.
The former Inter-Milan player is again interesting the Rome-based Italian club, after the 21 year-old played impressively in the second half of last season for Newcastle, who finished in 5th position and had a great first full season under manager Alan Pardew.
Roma’s Sporting Director Walter Sabatini has discussed the option of bringing Santon in with Zdenek Zeman, the 65 year-old Prague-born manager, who will become the new Roma manager.
Santon cost Newcastle around £5M last summer (€6M exactly), but it would take at least twice that amount for Newcastle to even think of selling the 21 year-old – but we think there’s little chance of that happening this summer.
Davide not only showed he is a top young player last season, but he’s already a first class professional and has been no trouble at all on Tyneside.
Davide was very patient as Alan Pardew brought him along slowly at first, once he had arrived at Newcastle, but then the lad improved over the last half of the season.
Davide Santon has played 27 times for Newcastle, and gives the club some flexibility, as he can play equally well in either full-back position.
What do you think?