Thursday December 29 2011
Santon doesn’t miss Italy

Davide Santon is not suffering from any form of homesickness following his switch from Inter to Newcastle.

The Italian Under-21 captain, who has also played for the full international side, joined the Premiership outfit in a £5.3m deal over the summer.

“He’s not missing Italy, absolutely not,” agent Renzo Contratto told the BundesLigaPremier website.

“Davide is very happy in England and he’s not missing his homeland or Italian football in general. He’s working hard on a daily basis with so much enthusiasm.”

Santon, however, is having a few difficulties in the Premiership as his representative has admitted.

“These first few months have been useful so that he can settle,” Contratto continued. “Unfortunately injuries have slowed down his progress.

“However, he has a promising future and he is a part of the project at Newcastle.

“Once he also learns the language then he will be totally ready. Davide has talent and the desire to work. It’s just a matter of time.”

Fiorentina and Roma were also interested in the 20-year-old full-back who can be used in a wide midfield position.

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