Full Back To Move On Loan Today – Multiple Clubs Interested


We reported yesterday that Davide Santon was a target of his former club Inter-Milan, and there are now reports in Italy that move will happen, although he will go out on loan to Inter for the rest of the season with a view to a permanent singing in the summer.

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Davide Santon – going out on loan

But there has been a twist in that two Premier League clubs, West Ham and West Brom also want the Italian International left-back (8 caps), who has just recovered from a long term knee injury.

It seems to make sense that he goes out on loan first so that Santon can prove both his fitness and form before a permanent move is made – since he has played just once for Newcastle this season – in the FA Cup at Leicester.

The loan deal will include an option to take Davide at the end of the season, with an agreed to transfer fee.

Since arriving from Inter in August of 2011 for £5.2M, Davide had played 94 times for Newcastle with one goal.

And with Massadio Haidara and Paul Dummett both playing well in the left back position, it is thought Newcastle have enough cover at left back to allow Santon to move on.

That’s especially true with his five year contract running out at Newcastle in 18 months time – and Newcastle have shown in previous transfer windows they can be a selling club in January.

We expect Davide to move out on loan today, and it looks like it will be back to Inter-Milan.

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12 comments so far

  • Blofal

    Feb 2, 2015 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #1

    Santon leaving is a bit of a mystery to me.

    But maybe this is his replacement? Daniel Wass?

    http://sportwitness.ning.com/forum/topics/newcastle-in-last-minute-move-to-persuade-winger-to-join

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 2, 2015 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #2

    Repost.

    Lilongwe Geordie // Feb 2, 2015 at 7:49 AM

    Slank,
    I think he could push what we have, particularly if Sissoko and Tiote both leave in the summer. I think Alli would act as an understudy to De Jong in the No.10/Attacking midfield role. Given De Jong’s injury problems of the last couple of years there is reasonable scope for him getting decent game time.

    I think we are a better move for him then Spuds, but if the rumours of him holding out for Arsenal were down in part to trophies/Europe and proximity to home then Spurs is an obvious second choice.

    But you are right, it wouldn’t be the end of the world if we missed out on him. Peez and Cabella can cover that No.10/attacking mid position. Mings could be a far more important signing for the future, although I’d prefer someone who can step in now.

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  • mindshaft

    Feb 2, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #3

    No surprise to see the fat man cashing in, neither Dummett nor Haidara are as good as Santon but deemed to be good enough so sell the one worth most money and on the highest wages.
    We’re slowly getting all high wage earners off our books – mark my words, we’ll have the lowest wage bill in the Prem before long

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  • nightfa11

    Feb 2, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #4

    i think hes leaving cos we have 2 very good LBs and cos we have 25 registered players..if we dont sell anyone, we cant get delle ali.. i think thats the reason we tried to offload sissoko or tiote this january..but noone took the bait.. so santon is next on the list (i think)..

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  • Sazzer

    Feb 2, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #5

    Alli would probably have been a starter next season since he’s in the wonderkid category.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 2, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #6

    Sazzer,
    Agreed. Santon out and nobody in is by far the most likely. Even of we got Mings, I expect it would be with a loan back agreement so technically there isn’t really anybody in till Summer.

    As I said earlier, the club will likely say that Santon hasn’t been available all season so it isn’t weakening the squad to allow him to leave.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 2, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Be lucky to get Ali if the spuds are in for him – No brainer London club – London lad I think, Spuds are in Europe most seasons, Glamour club in the eyes of the press, England management.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Feb 2, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #8

    nightfa11,
    Alli is under 21, and therefore would not need to be named in the squad. He would also be loaned back to MK Dons, so Santon leaving shouldn’t impact upon whether or not we bring in Alli.

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  • yorkymag

    Feb 2, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #9

    I can understand this one
    I think he is decnt going forward,but the end product is weak and defensively imo very much weaker than Haidara who has so much potential .PD is a centre half long term but can do a good job at left back so it makes perfect sense

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  • 70TWO

    Feb 2, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #10

    A summer friendly should definitely be part of any deal.

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  • Slank

    Feb 2, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #11

    Lil @ 2

    Yes, I think Perez and Cabella would make excellent number tens.

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  • yorkymag

    Feb 2, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #12

    Ali
    No chance now
    To be honest I don’t blame the lad he has so much potential why come to a club who has shown so little ambition
    There is no doubt if he will avoids injury he will be a top player and at 5 m is a snip ,a certainty to play for England
    Shame
    Still we are used to it I suppose supporting a nearly club
    We tried hard etc etc

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