Newcastle United’s Italian left-back Davide Santon has lost his place in the Newcastle side to local lad Paul Dummett, who has played well over the last two and a half games, since he replaced Davide at half time in the game against Tottenham.
Davide Santon with beautiful girlfriend and beautiful daughter Sienna
He’s settled on Tyneside – we can see that
Santon had a nightmare first half in that game, as he also had in the previous home game against Sunderland, when he was also yanked off at half time and replaced by Paul Dummett.
And there’s news in the Chronicle today that Santon will now talk to Alan Pardew this summer about his future.
A close friend of Santon has said this:
“Davide is very happy at Newcastle.” “He is looking forward to sitting down at the end of the season to discuss his future.”
Of course it helps that Davide has a Geordie girlfriend, and they had a baby girl last June – Sienna – and that certainly has helped the 23 year-old settle down on Tyneside.
But being right footed in the left back position makes him too predictable when he moves forward, and he always tries to get the ball onto his right foot.
Paul Dummett and young French U21 International Massadio Haidara are both natural left footed players, and Newcastle seem to look more balanced when one of these lads is playing at left back.
Davide has been rested over the last couple of games because of a slight knee injury he has picked up, but he’s likely to be on the bench a week tomorrow, when we play Fulham at Craven Cottage, and hopefully we can get our third win in a row.
It wouldn’t surprise us too much if Newcastle decide to cash in on the Italian International this summer, given the cover we now have at left-back.
What do you think?