Davide Santon insists he was “not forced” to join Inter by Newcastle United, but merely “asked for a couple of hours.”
The defender made his return to San Siro on loan with an option to buy for €3.8m that will be automatically activated on his 10th game for the club.
His girlfriend wrote on Twitter – and then deleted – that the Magpies were forcing him to make the move.
“I wanted to be clear and honest, as I always have done,” wrote Santon on Facebook this evening.
“There has been a bit of confusion over the last few hours with people saying I first rejected Inter’s offer, then was forced to come here by Newcastle.
“None of that is true. I never turned down Inter. As the negotiations all happened on deadline day, I just asked for a couple of hours to talk about it with my family and see what they thought...
“After talking to my girlfriend and my parents, all together we decided it would be a fantastic choice and therefore here I am ready to begin with my new Number 21 jersey.
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