Here’s How Davide Santon’s Agent Can Cause Big Trouble


We see that the agent of Davide Santon is causing some potential trouble by talking up a move for Davide to Italian club Roma.

Davide Santon – in second year of five year deal on Tyneside

It’s getting to be a big problem in football that agents tout their players for moves to other clubs, because that’s how they earn their money.

Whenever a player signs a new contract somewhere, that’s when agent involved gets paid, and when the client is happy at a club on a long term deal, as in the case of Santon, while that may be good for the player, the agent earns nothing.

News now from Italy that Davide Santon’s agent Claudio Vigorelli is talking up a move for his client to Roma, who were said to be interested in the Newcastle United left back during the summer, but Newcastle immediately turned down their advances, and Davide seemed happy enough about that move from his club.

This is what agent Claudio Vigorelli said:

“A move for Davide to Roma might be of interest to us. I know they could be interested because they are building a good, young squad under Zdenek Zeman.

“Although everything is fine with us in Newcastle, if the interest of Roma is true then it would be a great opportunity.”

Now bear in mind that David is in the second year of a five year deal with Newcastle, and there has to be something against Vigorelli coming out and saying these things in the press – and it’s something Alan Pardew talked about at the end of the summer transfer window.

Alan said that some of his top players were being offered big deals by agents to move to other clubs, none of which materialized, and the result was that the players – thought to include Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye – became unsettled during the end of the window.

Santon is settling in well at Newcastle, and is the first choice left back at the club, and he’s improved ever since he arrived at the club 13 months ago, and from a football point of view, staying at Newcastle would seem to be best for him.

But from an agent point of view that may not be good – where’s the money in that?

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20 comments so far

  • pbNcl

    Sep 15, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #1

    Football is a horrible dirty industry. I no like these agent types

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  • Toonboy_84

    Sep 15, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #2

    Agents are scum. That is all!

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  • hebmag

    Sep 15, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Hes seeing a lass from hebburn, why would he want Rome.

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  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Sep 15, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #4

    fuc*k ing bastard that agent. I think transfers window should be open all year and that would make player prices lower and agent fees lower and teams could have smaller squads, that would mean there would be much more quallity in other teams. If Platini is thinking about “leveling the playing field” and “lowering the expenditure of the clubs, and balancing their books” he should look at this option first. But that’s just my opinion. I would very welcome yours. 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Sep 15, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #5

    Maybe the conduct and payment of agents is the next thing Platini should take a look at and not just the FFP rules 🙂

    …the agent situation has been out of hand ever since the PL got so rich…sort it out please!

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  • estechco

    Sep 15, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #6

    If Davide doesnt want this activity, get rid of the agent…simples!

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  • stevetoon85

    Sep 15, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #7

    Modern day agents are just ruining the game….

    On the topic of Davide Santon, I’m still not sure what to make of the lad. I can’t tell if he is really good, or just really average….I know he is still just young despite being around a while now. But I think this season will be make or break for him. If he dosn’t improve I think he will be moved on at the end of the season.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Sep 15, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #8

    I hate agents! Davide has made it clear he is happy here! Newcastle >>>>>>>> Roma (no bias)!

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  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Sep 15, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #9

    yeah david shoul tell his agent to fu*k off .

    David: “It’s nothing personal, it’s bussiness- you fired.”

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  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Sep 15, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #10

    p.s IF YOU LOOK AT THE STATS> IN 4-3-3 ba had aproximately as much chances (if not more) as he did at the start of last season, but his chance convertation rate dropped dramatically. 4-3-3 doesn’t mean there are less chances created for him. p.s and in 4-3-3 he helped the defence on the wing a lot, covering LB at some point too.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Sep 15, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #11

    SteveToon85

    Are you being serious! Santon is a quality player, he needs to work on his defensive game a bit but it has definitely improved from last season. Attacking-wise Santon is in the top 10 as a full back (no exagerration) with great pace, skills & a superb crossing/passing ability. Considering getting rid of him is ludicrous, the lad is 21 and already good, by 23 he’ll be quality & by 25 he’ll be one of the best FBs in the world. Sort yourself Steve!!!

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  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Sep 15, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #12

    and i know AP uses stats to manage the team, so what the hell he is doing with that 4-4-2.Since we can’t corss the ball effectively, but still want to keep both strikers upfront we should play 4-1-2-1-2.

    ——————————-Krul——————————-

    ——————-Saylor————–Colo———————

    Santon———————Tiote———————–Jonas

    ——————Cabaye————–Anita—————–

    —————————–Ben Arfa———————–

    ——————–Cisse—————–Ba————-

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  • Magpie from Lithuania

    Sep 15, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #13

    Anita and jonas inter changing, Ben arfa between the dembas and given the free role. Santon overlaping and crosssing with his right would be decent i think.

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  • stevetoon85

    Sep 15, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #14

    SupaToonkid

    I didn’t say the lad was a bad player by any means, I just think this season is really important for him.

    Also people seem to forget the first job of a defender is to DEFEND!! Yet you claim he is “quality” but needs to work on his defending….

    I actually think the lad does have a touch of class about him for a full back (probably because until 17 he was a midfielder) but for someoneho is 6ft+, quick and strong, I just don’t think he has delivered that many performances where I’ve thought “wow”.

    Like I said…..this season hopefully he will deliever more of those.

    p.s Do you really think Davide Santon will be one of the best full backs in the World in a few years time? If he is, fair play i’ll take my hat off to you…..but, really???

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Sep 15, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #15

    Davide should put a horses head on the agents pillow for this disrespect.

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  • StuW

    Sep 15, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #16

    Agents should be removed from football. Rich, money-grabbing gits, always touting their ‘clients’. Also are the main instigators of these dodgy deals that have been investigates over the past few years.

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  • steveno7

    Sep 15, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #17

    I like the way he says “a move for us may be of interest”
    i havent seen him on the football pitch .
    These fookers forget they are mere employees of t players.
    They should no there place .
    And that is in the gutter.
    Ifa player flourishes at a club they should think to themselves “yes i did my job my boss is at the right club and i had a hand in that “aswell as eaerning millions

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  • Sav

    Sep 15, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #18

    Basically, agents are divorce lawyers.-They only make their money when player and club part company.

    And they are not beyond fixing up the happy husband or contented wife with a bit on the side if it will help move things along and stress the marriage.

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  • AmericanGeordie

    Sep 15, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #19

    RE:Santon, his agent & Roma.

    I guess this is what clubs like Ajax & Lille feel like when we come in for players like Anita & Debuchy. So, we get annoyed when the clubs resist our advances for their stars, and become equally aggrieved when other clubs come for our stars. It’s just football. It all comes down to your perspective, doesn’t it?

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  • Robby Bobson

    Sep 15, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #20

    Cant see why footballers would listen to their agens….as agents make money for when the player moves, so they never have the players best interests at heart.

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