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Why Santon joined Newcastle United…

September 3rd, 2011 | 19 Comments |

Santon: "Very glad" to be at Newcastle United.
Santon: "Very glad" to be at Newcastle United.
New Newcastle uniited defender, Davide Santon has revealed the reasons why he joined Newcastle United in an interview with Italian sports journal, Corriere dello Sport.

The player had also been linked with Italian Serie A club, Roma, though one of the player’s representatives, Claudio Vigorelli, conceeded shortly before the move that Newcastle was the preferred destinaion for the much vaunted utility man when he said:

“At this time, there is no possibility that Santon can join Roma because right now the aim is Newcastle.”

In Santon’s interview, he revealed that while “i Giallorossi” were the only Italian club he’d have accepted with enthusiasm, they were only looking for a loan deal from former team, Internazionale, whereas the Magpies took him on a five year contract for a fee thought to be around £5 million. Santon said of the interest: (more…)