Davide Santon didn’t have a very good season last term, but that was also true of a number of other Newcastle players, so just like in the last two summers, there is news that he could be leaving Newcastle in the summer and returning home to Italy.
Davide Santon – staying at Newcastle?
If Paul Dummett and/or Massadio Haidara had proved this year that they could be consistent performers at left back for Newcastle, then we though it was a possibility that Davide could leave, but that hasn’t happened, and we’d be surprised if Alan Pardew would agree to Santon moving back to Italy this summer.
The latest club that have come in for him is AC Milan, a club he supported as a child, and Football Direct News is reporting they could want to do a swap deal involving 27 year-old Guinea left-back Kevin Constant.
Kevin was born in France and even played for the French U17 team before playing his International football at Guinea, and he played for French clubs Toulouse and Chateauroux, before moving to Chievo in Italy and then on to Genoa in 2011 and to Milan a year later – so he’s moved around a lot so far in his football career.
Davide Santon was a top young player when he arrived at Newcastle three years ago, but he’s gone back a little, but he’s still a good player whose best years are ahead of him.
Kevin Constant – AC Milan left-back
And from what we can tell of Constant a swap deal for a player four years older, who doesn’t seem to have the same pedigree of Santon would not be a good deal for Newcastle.
We’re not surprised if the news is true that AC Milan want to do a swap deal and cash for the Italian International, but it would seem to be a poor deal for the Magpies, from what we can tell.
Constant has made 57 appearances for Milan over the last two seasons.
What do you think?