There’s news (again) in the Italian press that an Italian club would like to bring Newcastle’s left-back Davide Santon home to Italy.
Davide Santon - Roma interested
The latest report is in La Gazzetta dello Sport and that Roma are looking to bring in a top left-back this summer, as manager Rudi Garcia sees that position as a weakness in his back line.
The report is that Garcia is interested in both Manchester City full-back Aleksandar Kolarov and Newcastle’s Davide Santon, and it’s a toss up whether Newcastle would sell if Roma came calling.
Santon didn’t have a good season last season, like many of Newcastle’s players, but he is still highly regarded in Italy and of course he will be all the better for his experience playing in the Premier League – if he did return to play in Italy.
With Newcastle losing a number of senior players this summer – including Shola Ameobi, Dan Gosling, Gabby Obertan, Jonas Gutierrez, Sylvain Marveaux and Ben Arfa, we cannot really let too many more players leave – because we’d have a hard job replacing all of them.
But on the other hand Mike Ashley has shown that if he gets an offer for any player that meets his valuation, he will sell, and he will sell at any time, and during the summer transfer window that means he could sell on August 31st – the last day of the window.
If Newcastle are to become great again, we cannot be at the mercy of big clubs like Liverpool and PSG coming in with big money for our players at inopportune times – which we have been under Ashley’s reign – so far.
Davide Santon is still a good player and could again regain some top form for the side, and we now think we need to keep him this summer.
What do you think?