Davide Santon was signed by Newcastle just over two years ago from Inter-Milan for £5M, and he came highly regarded as a converted left-back, after being a right winger until Jose Mourinho switched him to defense, when he managed the Italian club, and Davide is making good progress at Newcastle, and certainly is worth more than the £5M we signed him for.
Davide Santon – settled and loving life at Newcastle
The Italian international has been linked with a number of Italian clubs in the last few months, but maybe that’s all paper talk, because the 22 year-old is said to be puzzled by the reports.
Davide has a Geordie girlfriend, and a baby girl Sienna, born in the summer, so it’s not surprising he is settled in at Newcastle, and has always seemed very happy to be a Newcastle player, because of the passion of the Newcastle fans, and the football mad City of Newcastle upon Tyne.
A close friend of Davide’s has said this in the Chronicle today:
“Davide’s really happy here. He loves it at Newcastle and loves life in the Premier League.” “He is keen to play out the next two years of his contract here at least.”
Santon’s five year contract runs out in two and a half years time – in June of 2016 – and it seems he is keen to stay on Tyneside.
So there you have it, Santon is happy and settled at Newcastle, and now the only question is where he will play on Saturday, with French World Cup hero Mathieu Debuchy being suspended for this game.
Alan Pardew is said to want to make as few changes as possible to the back four, and we could get some hints from the Newcastle manager as to what he is thinking regarding the back four, at his press conference later today.
So he could keep Mike Williamson and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa in central defense, and bring Paul Dummett in at left-back and switch Davide over to right back.
That would mean Colo remains on the bench, and with Jonas coming back into contention this week, we could see the unusual sight of both Argentines on the bench on Saturday afternoon.
But that’s simply a sign of the strength of this current Newcastle squad, which we hope will be strengthened in January.
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