Newcastle Star Could Leave In Swap Deal This Month


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 closeup in woolly cap

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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19 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #1

    We’ve needed a leader at the back since woodgate and before him it had been a very very long time since we’ve had a leader or even a communicator at the back

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #2

    I suppose now Pardew isn’t hear we don’t have such a need for so many LB’s at the club.

    Still, a story like this involving Santon surfaces every window. From all accounts he is happy and settled in Newcastle.

    But still, who knows?

    OurToon…Very true. We actually lack leadership all across the pitch, and in the dugout, actually, come to mention it, at board level too.

    We’re leaderless!

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  • cyprus

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed,
    You insinuated that letting go of AP was a mistake, but I don’t agree with that, whatever happens in the rest of the season. His teams were so inconsistent it was crazy. We could go on a winning run, then complete that with an equally illustrious losing run. We never knew what kind of NUFC would show up. Some games we created next to zero chances.

    My only concern with this guy Carver is that he is (was) part of that coaching team so some blame must surely go to him. So, if we end up in trouble, which is the NUFC style anyway – edge of seats anxiety, it could’ve happened with or without AP…

    I’d like to see a new start with a new setup. In any case, it has been clear that any answers would come AFTER the Soton game. No one said otherwise, so the club are ok, up to now. No delays… unless they ain’t talking to anyone, hoping fans and Mike won’t notice 🙂

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  • Slank

    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Sky reporting that there will be no announcement on Pardew’s replacement until next week at the earliest.

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  • martoon

    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Rotonda heights from last topic. You make a very good point. It is unusual that none of Pardew’s back room staff went with him. This means either they are very happy here or that Pardew was a tw*t 🙂

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  • Slank

    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Cyprus

    ‘…concern… Carver… part of that coaching team so some blame must surely go to him….’

    He was also a key part of Sir Bobby’s coaching team.

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  • toon kk

    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #7

    The club is conning fans of there money by filling them with false hope.
    People should know how the regime works.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Thanks Martoon.

    Re – Santon as Ibiza says, how many left backs does a club need. wouldn’t lose sleep if santon left, never really done anything for me tbh. Niang could be interesting especially if Garde turns up and MYM comes back too.

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  • cyprus

    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #9

    On this,
    If I were a star with a choice between the two, and no ties with the area, I’d go with… Milan! Nice weather, beautiful girls, crrrrazy boss.

    (Wait a minute, is two out of three that bad, Meatloaf?)

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  • Slank

    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #10

    Toon kk

    Would you prefer the club to rush an appointment as important as Head Coach / Manager without looking at all viable alternatives and conducting interviews ?

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  • ToonBano

    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #11
  • cyprus

    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Slank,
    I read you. Part of the blame and credit. Same as with SBR.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #13

    the 3 of them still have 5years on there contracts ashley would want compen and if a new man comes in and there sacked they would want a settlement of there contracts

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  • toon kk

    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #14

    Slank
    it’s been going on for years, not since p45 left. Carver will take over the coach roll to the end of the season, just wait and see.
    And don’t expect any new proven quality signings that isn’t how the regime works.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Have we been linked to Caroll again yet 😀

    Seriously, though, how many would take him now than pardew is gone? The temptation to play long ball will not be so strong with carver. AC is showing somebof the form he had before he left here?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #16

    The interview process.
    1. Advertise the vacancy.
    2. Wade through the scores of applications and Cv’s.
    3. Conduct a” paper sift” of all the applications reducing the number to a number of suitable for interview.
    4. Interview panel conducts initial stage of interviews – conductive with forensic scruting.
    5. May be a candidate who clearly outshines the rest – if not -conduct further interviews to arrive at the successful candidate.
    6. appoint the winning candidate – Carver.
    7. At next Fans Forum meeting the club refuse even to reveal how many candidates there were. (not asking who they were -just the numbers.)

    I don’t think I’ve missed anything out!

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  • Phil K

    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #17

    Be sorry to see Santon go – a good lad no bother, but we do need wingers. And if I had the chancce to play and live in Italy for lots of dosh, I’d be off too – and I am born and bred geordie and an NUFC fanatic.
    (LOVE Italy. fab place. Obsessed with Roman history – loved the Vatican even though I’m a die-hard Proddie)

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #18

    Catching up. Since last posting:
    This blog used to be a right riveting good read. If you had a mind for it, you could blame the boredom input on Sky for providing football to couch potatoes. These so called football experts left the end of the bar and returned home to become keyboard wizards.
    I have to laugh at the notion of some suggesting they hounded Pardew out. They cannot expunge the fact that he left of his own volition; this season, after surmounting a mini injury crisis and six straight wins, five in the League and four successive clean sheets- this is for the football statisticians who endlessly spouted of an imminent Sacking and relegation. I personally thought Pardew should have been sacked after the head butting incident and following the abuse directed at Pellegrini.
    That said I think he did a good job in difficult circumstances with top players leaving in the middle of the season and not being replaced. We should all know that Ashley is the main problem. Despite which Pardew had the basis of a decent squad with a number of young players though inexperienced already looking the business and likely to form the nucleus of a very good team.
    However, if any poster seriously thinks that the business model will now change they really are deluded. Those of us with strong roots in the community where Newcastle United is our team are not so easily
    fooled. It could be argued that the football team is merely a front for Sports Direct Corporate Operations and no longer for the community focus. It was massively disappointing to be at Leicester with around four thousand toon fans to see us just not turn up- Cabella aside.
    I always had time for Pardew, his massive ego and all. Having written to him before the Palace and Spurs game wishing him good luck I was somewhat surprised to receive a letter from him today thanking me for taking the trouble to write. I didn’t mention in my letter that I won’t miss either his press conferences or post match interviews.
    Saturday’s game could be interesting because Southampton tend to employ a counterattacking game as well. We should take the initiative and get on “the front foot”.

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  • nufc 11

    Jan 14, 2015 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #19

    Hate to see him moved on without him given a run in his best position right of a top 3 always played out of position at lb could never defend.

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