There have been rumors in almost every transfer window that Newcastle’s Italian International full-back Davide Santon would be moving back to Italy, with a number of clubs said to be interested in taking the 23 year-old back home.
Davide Santon – in action last season for Newcastle
And the latest news coming form the italian press is that he could make a move back to Serie A with Fiorentina, but Davide has always insisted he is happy at Newcastle.
The Italian international has played 93 times for Newcastle over the last three seasons with one goal, and he is not expected back until sometime next month – as he recovers from a knee injury after missing all of Newcastle’s pre-season.
This is what he had to say in an interview with FirenzeViola about a possible move:
“I don’t know of anything and have been training with Newcastle and I am focused on the upcoming season.”
“Fiorentina is a good team with a great coach and they play beautiful football. In life as I always say – you never know what’s around the corner.”
“But for now I’m concentrating on Newcastle and the upcoming season.”
Newcastle have both Massadio Haidara and Paul Dummett as cover for Davide, with French U21 International Haidara likely to get the nod at left back for Newcastle against Manchester City on Sunday.
But it would seem a risk if Newcastle were to sell Davide this summer, and although he didn’t have a good season last term, not many other Newcastle players played well in the second half of the season either.
Hopefully it’s going to be a lot better this season.
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