The fact a player is young and from another country makes them a prime target for Summer transfer speculation.

So this time around, Davide Santon has provided a good few column inches back in Italy which has had the same knock-on effect here in the UK.

An easy, but lazy, story but the player himself has given no foundation to any inkling of a move and now his agent has came out on his player’s behalf to make the position clear.

Renzo Contratto has told Tele Radio Stereo

“I rule out his return to Italy. There are no negotiations with other clubs.

He wants to remain at Newcastle”.

Santon is a player who has also benefited from Alan Pardew’s patience and with his explosive forward runs from full-back, I’m sure that the manager will be looking to the young Italian to help add options going forward as well as continuing to work on his defensive play.

Start a 10 issue Mag subscription with our first issue of the season out on 11th August, every month a new issue  Subscribe online here

Single copies also available of the current Summer Special and earlier issues online here in The Mag Shop available for worldwide delivery.