Newcastle have just formally announced that 24 year-old Italian left-back Davide Santon has just joined Inter-Milan on loan for the rest of the season, with an option to make the deal permanent in the summer.
Davide Santon – joins Inter on loan
This is the Newcastle statement that has just been issued:
“Newcastle United can confirm that Davide Santon has joined Inter Milan on loan for the remainder of the 2014/15 campaign with an option to buy at the end of the season.”
“The 24-year-old Italian defender joined the Magpies from the same club in August 2011.”
That’s in line with what has been reported today – with Davide traveling to Milan yesterday and there being photos on the internet of him arriving in the industrial, commercial, and financial capital of Italy.
There was some controversy this morning when his girlfriend Chloe Sanderson criticized the club on her Twitter account, and said that Davide didn’t want to leave Newcastle – but that he was forced out and told he wouldn’t be playing for the first team if he stayed on Tyneside.
Here’s the article we issued earlier today with most of her Twitter comments, and Chloe withdrew her tweets almost immediately.
Let’s just say that Chloe didn’t exactly hold back with her criticism of Newcastle United, whom she said were more interested in money than their players.
It also seems that West Ham and West Brom were both interested in taking him on loan, but it was Davide’s decision to return to his former club in Italy.
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