According to Gianlucadimarzio.com, former Newcastle man Davide Santon is a transfer target for Alan Pardew.
Having arrived on Tyneside in 2011, the full-back played 82 games for the Magpies, but left them shortly after Pardew swapped the North East for SE25, going on to join Inter Milan.
Despite having high hopes ahead of his move to the San Siro, the Italy international played just once in Serie A last season, prompting him to look for another move at the start of this term.
Whilst there was apparently interest in him from Watford a few weeks ago, a lack of enthusiasm on the player’s part has seen negotiations fall apart, whilst his former boss is hopeful that the prospect of a reunion will whet the defender’s appetite for a Premier League comeback.
Defensively, Santon would offer us a degree of versatility, having proven himself to be equally comfortable on each side of the pitch, which, given the lack of defensive reinforcements brought in this summer, would make a great deal of sense.
Having built quite a mixed reputation at Newcastle, there will be quite a lot of scepticism surrounding the Italian should he indeed come in, but for now, I’m happy to trust the judgement. It’s served us well until now.