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Newcastle Linked with Bizarre Move for Former Defender

Inter Milan and Italy left-back, Davide Santon, is being linked with a return to Newcastle.

In what has been a bizarre past 24 hours, Newcastle have been linked with no less than five new players, three of which are left-backs.

While strikers Jordan Rhodes and Seydou Doumbia have been supposedly been the subject of bids from the Tyneside club, defenders Kieran GibbsGuilheme Siqueira and Lucas Orban have all been mentioned as possible new recruits in the build up to Deadline Day.

Now, however, we are being linked with a move for a former flame, Davide Santon, who has failed to live up to expectations in Italy since departing Newcastle last Summer. 

The right-back has made just nine appearances for the Serie A side since he completed a permanent move to the San Siro from the Toon in the summer.

And now, according to Ed Aarons of The Guardian , Newcastle are keen to bring the Italian back to England as they bid to sure up their defence in their battle for Premier League survival.

Santon hasn’t featured for Inter since October and it has been suggested the player is open to a return to England.

There is no doubt that Newcastle have surpassed ALL expectations so far this Janaury (which is saying a lot given their penchant for disappointing us fans), and never in my wildest dreams had I anticipated the club spending the amount they have.

The addition of a left-back, as well as the inevitable striker reinforcement, will really add depth to our already encouraging-looking squad. 

Whether Santon is the answer, I do not know. But at least are being linked players – there’s never a dull moment being a Newcastle supporter.

Would you welcome a Santon return? Or should we be pursuing other targets?

About Harry Savill (Editor) (418 Articles)
I am the Editor of 'The Spectator's View'. I set up the website so that I could combine my two passions: Newcastle United and writing, and I hope for it to be a platform where fans can express their views on the club. History Graduate from Durham University. Junior Account Executive at M&C Saatchi.

2 Comments on Newcastle Linked with Bizarre Move for Former Defender

  1. Only dull moments are during the games

  2. So don’t you listen to the news then? You say you never dreamed they would spend so much money yet McClaren clearly stated in summer that he had 150 million to spend in 3 transfer windows, 50 at a time.

    I think you bloggers just get so used to being negative, when the good stuff comes along you just ignore it.

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