There is news coming out of several Italian news outlets, that AC Milan are keen to take Davide Santon from Newcastle, and they are said to be willing to offer 20 year-old French winger M’Baye Niang in part exchange.
Davide Santon – could he leave this month?
Niang has been on Newcastle’s radar screen for some years now, and the skillful and fast winger would be a good acquisition for Newcastle.
Ac Milan is one of several Italian clubs who are linked with the Italian International in almost every transfer window since Davide arrived on Tyneside in August of 2011, and AC Milan was the team Davide supported as a boy.
Newcastle signed Santon from Inter-Milan for £5M, and if this deal goes ahead, and we’d still be surprised if it does, then Mike Ashley would want more than £5M for Davide Santon.
Davide has just eighteen months left on his contract at Newcastle, and the question comes up as to whether Newcastle want to offer Davide a new deal, or whether the 24 year-old wants to leave Newcastle at the end of his contract.
If the feeling in Newcastle is they do not want to offer him a new deal, then either in January or in the summer may be a good time to sell the Italian International, so we don’t lose him for nothing in the summer of next year.
We don’t know how much truth there is in these Italian reports – but if this swap deal does take place – it’s because the Newcastle hierarchy have confidence in Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara at left back.
Maybe a deal could be for £5M plus Niang for Davide Santon?
Newcastle may not want to sell any of their players in January until a new coach comes in, and he can then assess the players through the end of the season.
We’d like to see Davide stay at the club, and see how he plays through the end of the season – he’s a good footballer and can play in either of the full back positions, and he’s very good technically.
Davide has played 94 times for Newcastle with one goal, and he’s always said he is happy to stay on Tyneside.
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