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Newcastle Start Their Summer Transfer Business

We could have done with having Davide Santon at Newcastle at the moment, since we have no recognized left backs available, with Paul Dummett being out for the season, and Massadio Haidara has a long term knee injury.

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Davide Santon – sold to Inter-Milan

The Italian defender was initially sent on loan to Inter-Milan in late January, but after 10 games that deal has become permanent, and it’s reported for a low €3M, which is around £2.5M.

Davide has been at the club since the summer of 2011, when we signed him for £5M from Inter, and he was injured for the first half of the season with a knee injury.

Davide had only 18 months left on his five year contract and Lee Charnley said at the recent Fans Forum meeting that it was a good chance to get a deal for him in January – that’s why he was allowed to leave.

It also got Davide’s wages off the wage bill.

Santon’s agent is Renzo Contratto and he said a deal has been made with Inter for the permanent transfer of the player.

This is what he said to La Gazzetta dello Sport:

“Let’s say that Inter’s purchase is now official,” “It was an ideal return to Milan and we are satisfied. It’s a shame that it does not correspond to the team’s results.

“He played 100 games in the Premier League, the top championship in the world, so it’s normal that he developed. And he can develop even further.”

The deal is not official since neither side have yet confirmed the deal, and indeed it may not be announced until the summer – the deal will be signed on July 1st – the first day of the summer transfer window.

As we said, we could have done with having Davide Santon in the first team for the rest of the season, but we know money is a higher priority than the playing staff at Newcastle.

Newcastle keep proving that by their actions, especially in January transfer windows.

Davide played 94 times with one goal for Newcastle over three and a half seasons and he was a good technical  player for us.

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9 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 21, 2015 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #1

    Lets see if it’s a new and better blog now, or if we have been dealt a poor card!

    …guess we will know soon enough

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 21, 2015 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #2

    It’s actually quite sad we could screw up bad with the Santon deal (he shouldn’t have at all but still…)

    Where do you buy a LB at his level at £2.5 plus what ever Inter paid for the loan?

  • Reyantoon

    Mar 21, 2015 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #3

    So many players will leave the club in the summer, according to John.Looks like Sammy will be released too,along with Jonas and Rtaylor.I don’t mind about the last two but I think Sammy should get a chance.

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 21, 2015 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #4

    I’m not going to hold my breath, after 17 minutes I shall whistle. It’s not sitting in silence, shows determination and that I do not believe what the Club or Coach say.

  • Reyantoon

    Mar 21, 2015 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #5

    Players like Ferreyra and Anita should leave as well.
    And the club captain should change.Sissoko will be good choice or Krul.

  • beermonkey

    Mar 21, 2015 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #6


    new blog ???


    makes no sense getting rid of Sammy just yet to replace him will cost more

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 21, 2015 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #7

    *so bad

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 21, 2015 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #8

    Beer…I am looking forward to see what’s in store for us since last night’s arrival 😉

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 21, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #9

    Santon did not play well at all against Wolfsburg away, non of the team did and I did not want watch their home loss. It does appear a low fee for such an experienced fullback and in hindsight we may have made more from him playing a few games, particularly now.


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