Italian fullback Davide Santon finally signed for Newcastle United

August 30 23:21 2011 Print This Article

There were some mixed emotions after the 20-year-old former Inter Milan defender has signed a five year deal with the Magpies, and will become direct replacement for Jose Enrique who transfered to Liverpool this season. We have also completed the signing of 25-year-old the Addicks goalkeeper Rob Elliot.

Davide Santon during the international friendly match Italy U21 and England U21 [Magpies Zone/GettyImages/DayLife]

Alan Pardew said after the signing of Santon that He is a quality left-back and an established international who also gives us flexibility in defense.

“Davide is a young lad and a great signing for us and I am sure he will adapt to the Premier League very quickly.” Pardew added more, while the player himself said “I am really pleased to sign for Newcastle. The chance to play in the Premier League and in front of 50,000 fans at St. James’ Park was too good to turn down.”

He also mentioned about Newcastle as an ambitious club who want to move forward and he wants to help us to achieve that.

Santon’s move is to believe for a fee of just over £5million, and he will get around £14,000 a week. Alan Pardew turned his attention to Santon after failing to persuade Erik Pieters who I believe wants more larger salary than what we pay for Santon.

To add more latest transfer reports from the press today, we are currently trying to get Manchester United’s striker Federico Macheda on loan and has sent a proposal of a £3m move for Celtic’s Greek striker Georgie Samaras, after we also likely to miss out on another long-term target Modibo Maiga from Sochaux.

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