There were Italian teams interested in Newcastle’s left back Davide Santon last January, and it seems there will be more interest in the 22 year-old this January, and the reports out yesterday and today are that AC Milan may come after Davide in the January transfer window.
Davide Santon – in action against Liverpool this season
The news is that the former Inter-Milan player, who Jose Mourinho turned into a left back from a right winger back in 2009, is wanted by the club he supported as a boy – AC Milan.
The reports seem to be being generated because Arsenal are interested in Milan’s Ignazio Abate, the 27 year-old Italian International right back, and if he goes they want to replace him, and of course Davide Santon can play in either full back spot.
Santon has been in good form this season, and his place has come under pressure from a number of Newcastle players, but he has raised his game and had a particularly good game at Tottenham last Sunday.
But Newcastle could replace him at left back with either local lad Paul Dummett, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa or even Vurnon Anita, so it will be interesting to see if Newcastle are willing to sell.
We don’t they will be, as hopefully we’ll try to keep the current squad together, and add maybe two or three new players in January.
It also depends on what AC Milan are thinking of bidding for the player who cost us £5M from Inter Milan a couple of years ago.
Davide has settled well in England and has become a better player at Newcastle, and so far has splayed 75 times for Newcastle with one goal.
The 6′ tall full back is currently out of the Italian squad, and one advantage for him if he did move to Milan, is that he’d have a much better chance of making the Italian squad for the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
But we hope Newcastle keep Davide on Tyneside come February.
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