Newcastle defender Davide Santon has recently confirmed his move back to his native Italy to rejoin Serie A giants Inter Milan, reports Sky Sports.
The 24-year-old has only recently returned from a lengthy injury on Tyneside, and has previously reaffirmed his desire to stay in the North-East, but gave a brief statement on his Facebook page saying: “The start of a new adventure. I’m happy to return to Inter. Thanks to Newcastle… the city will remain in my heart.”
Santon has reportedly been attracting interest from the Italian outfit for a while, and Newcastle’s slump in the league didn’t help matters either. Inter Milan have brought back popular manager Roberto Mancini to try and bring success back at the club, so it’s makes sense for Santon to return while they rebuild.
Newcastle have recently appointed former caretaker boss John Carver as their permanent manager, and could well be going through a transition period in the summer. Their better-performing stars are subsequently likely to follow suit as Santon has, should the chance to play for such an elite side arise.
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