Their is more and more talk in the media that highly rated Italian full-back Davide Santon is set to join Newcastle. If anyone has ever played Football Manager in the past couple of years, they will know that this kid 'turns into' arguably the best full-back on the game.
But back to real life; this kid could arguably play for any team he wanted given his talent, age and reputation. Especially in Italy. So the fact he would join NUFC is a strange one. If he were to sign for us it could only be because we are offering the maximum we can in wages (£50k a week) and he wants to play in the Premier League. But like I said, he could get into any team he liked in the Premier League so to join our club at the status it is at the moment would be a brilliant and ambitious signing, but very suspicious.
Their is also talk that the deal to bring in Erik Pieters could be dead after PSV have pulled out of the deal, presumably because we are playing hard ball over the fee. Where have we heard that before?! Typical! Also other transfer target Frenchman Aly Cissokho seems to have dropped from our interests entirely, which is strange seeing as he is French and all...!!
What is for sure is we need a full back, so any of the above are welcomed. We will have to wait and see as to which one it will finally be...............but if I was playing Football Manager, I'd get Davide Santon asap!