It happens every summer that some top Italian clubs come in and try to lure Newcastle’s Italian International left-back Davide Santon away from Newcastle, and things are no different this summer, with Davide actually naming the two clubs that want to take him back home to Italy this summer.
Davide Santon – settled at Newcastle
Those two top clubs are AC Milan, the club he supported as a boy and Roma, who were second top of the Italian League last season behind Juventus, and are in the Champions League next season.
This is what Davide has said to Sky Sports in Italy about the current situation:
“There has been interest from Roma and AC Milan, but I have two years left on my contract at Newcastle and I don’t know if they will let me go.”
“I must say that I feel good at Newcastle as they have made me feel at home and I like the English League.” “Roma and Milan are two major teams, the Giallorossi (Roma) have been shown to have a strong team who’ll be able to fight for the Scudetto (Serie A) next season.”
“AC Milan had some problems this year and have changed coaches; Allegri originally, then Seedorf and now Filippo Inzaghi, so things haven’t been very stable.”
Both Roma and AC Milan have transfer money available to make a good offer for the 23 year-old, who has had three full seasons on Tyneside, and he has a Geordie girlfriend and they have a beautiful one year old baby daughter Sienna.
So as we said Davide is really settled at Newcastle.
And as usual it will depend on what kind of offer Newcastle get for the Italian International, and we think if one of those two clubs comes in with say a £10M offer for Davide, then he could be on his way out of Newcastle.
As we all know – it’s all about money at Newcastle – and if he leaves then Newcastle would presumably need to bring in a top left back as a replacement.
But maybe not, because we have local lad Paul Dummett and young Frenchmen Massadio Haidara vying for the left back position at Newcastle.
Since that would mean a £10M profit for Newcastle if we don’t need to go out and buy a replacement, we can see Mike Ashley selling Santon this summer, but only for that big transfer fee.
That’s how Mike Ashley seems to think about football – it’s all (only) about money – and that’s why we are a middle of the table side these days. 🙁