Alan Pardew Hoping To Bring In Former Newcastle Defender

0 Posted by - August 22, 2015 - News

According to, 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.  

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  • Killers_Perm August 22, 2015 - 10:07 am Reply

    Santon was a good player for Newcastle on his day, but his days weren’t that often or reliable – he liked to get forward but his timing as to when to go and when to stay was often the cause for the Magpies getting undone, especially as he doesn’t have a great turn of pace to get back into position. His best time at NUFC was when he was moved into a more advanced position with a Full Back behind him; good crosser, likes to get up to the box – would be an interesting signing tho as it looks like Pardew is trying to recreate his Newcastle 5 place finishing squad (but we all know what happened after that season)

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