Last night in Italy came reports that Davide Santon had agreed a deal to take him back to Inter Milan.

The Newcastle defender was on his way back on loan for the rest of this season with a clause that the deal would become permanent after so many appearances, the same as Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa recently completed move to AS Roma.

Numerous media this morning reported agreement had been reached between Newcastle and Inter, with then this appearing on Facebook from Santon himself;

“Newcastle will always remain in my heart but life is strange… I never expected to return… Thank you to  Newcastle and thank you to all the fans for those three and a half years together…

“We have spent many good times…. This city and this club will always stay in my heart.

“I start a new adventure…. I am happy to return to Inter…  it was there that I started my career and where  I lived so many important moments…. I will give my best to repay their faith.”

However, now Newcastle are reported to have claimed that no deal has been finalised yet and Santon’s Facebook posting removed.

However, the delay may well be down to the number of matches needed to trigger the permanent deal, initial sources claimed last night that it would be thirteen Inter games this season that would automatically bring about a £3m+ transfer fee, but further reports in the Italian media last night claimed Newcastle wanted a lower figure of eight matches.

If a Santon departure is confirmed then he will be the fourth (so far!) to leave this transfer window, including manager Alan Pardew.


  • mYoung23

    As if our squad isn’t small enough.. Jesus…. Hes far better than dummet!!!

  • Laughlaugh

    Crazy! That leaves Dummet as cover for RB, LB and CB! Unless we sign anyone that is hah hah hah!

  • Demented_Man

    The BBC are reporting that Santon’s fiancée had earlier tweeted that he was being forced into accepting the move.  Tweet now deleted.  The plot gets sicker.

  • GToon

    Demented_Man Yep, she gives the low down on how NUFC have handled the deal. What a bunch of charmers they are. He could have easily got himself back into the team. I mean lets even change it round for him and play him in his correct position of right back for a start!!! No doubt the way the club have treated him wont be lost on the other players……

  • tino o

    What a mess this club is. Dying a slow death with the cancer running it . No care or thought for the people who actually make a football club the fans! All about the money. Rot in hell fatty! !!