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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