Swap Deal For Newcastle Player Could Be Bad Business

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.

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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

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?

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • G

    May 23, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Don’t think I’ve ever seen Constant play? If I have it clearly wasn’t very memorable? It’s unlikely anyway, these swap deals almost always fail.

  • Ben3arfa

    May 23, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #2

    Constant is not even a proper leftback. More of a midfielder with a left foot forced to play at the back.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 23, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #3

    Fear Pardew will sell the only players I really rate at this club…maybe both out of ignorance and s forced hand!

  • musomag

    May 23, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #4

    At best: like for like player and a complete waste of time

    At worst: a massive step backwards…..which is quite normal for us and if there’s cash involved then it’s the most likely of the two scenarios

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 23, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Does it involve the exchange of money? Very unlikely then.

  • Ancientcoptic

    May 23, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #6

    We don’t need another Left Back if Santon goes… maybe they would like to offer us Nigel De Jong.

    Nigel De Jong currently makes 46k per week, we could just about manage that.

  • estechco

    May 23, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #7

    You can stop whenever you hit the words “Football Direct News”…


  • bobby mango

    May 23, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #8

    Santon is an awful defender. Season before this he was personally responsible for countless goals.
    Constant is definitely a midfielder in my mind. Can’t comment on him, as not seen him that much, but I wouldn’t be adverse to this deal.
    Reckon Haidara can fill LB

  • Brutooon

    May 23, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #9

    Dummet is NOT a full back.

    He is slow and be sh*ting his pants against fast winger

  • StuW

    May 23, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #10

    This is something that is always mixed up regarding Kevin Constant.His actual position is central midfield. He has been forced to play LB at Milan

  • toonluvva

    May 23, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #11

    P45due will have no say in who comes in and who goes out other than to meekly say “Yes, Mr Ashley”

    It’s the price that is important to Mr Ashley. If he can sell a first team player for say £10m and replace them with an on loan one or splash out a couple of million , what do you think will happen.

  • Ericles

    May 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #12

    Ashley will sell Santon purely out of his selfish greed. His pet monkey will set up the deal.


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