Sunday January 13 2013
Tassotti praises Santon

Milan assistant manager Mauro Tassotti confirmed interest in Newcastle’s Davide Santon. “It would be good for Italian football to have him back.”

The full-back left Inter due to a lack of playing time and has become a key figure for the Magpies.

“I know that Santon was a promising youngster and I don’t think he has lost those qualities,” Tassotti told Sky Sport Italia.

“It would be good for Italian football to have him back in the country. Mattia De Sciglio has always been comfortable on his right or his left foot. He has grown a great deal and is an important player for our squad.”

Another young talent, Mbaye Niang, was given his debut Serie A start against Sampdoria this evening.

“Niang has improved a lot over the last few months and we were hoping to give him a chance, so with Giampaolo Pazzini suspended this was the right time.”

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