Announcement
Roma complete Santon signing
By AS Roma, 26 Jun 2018

AS Roma are delighted to announce the signing of defender Davide Santon on a permanent transfer.

Santon joins from Serie A side Inter Milan for a fee of €9.5 million.

The 27-year-old has signed a four-year contract that runs until 30 June 2022.

“I cannot wait to get started and show everyone what I can do,” Santon said.

“Coming to Roma means a lot to me, I really wanted to make the move and being here now has given me a lot of motivation.”

Predominantly a left-back, the right-footer is capable of playing on both flanks or in central defence.

A product of Inter Milan’s academy system, Santon made his senior debut against Roma in a Coppa Italia match in 2009. He went on to make over 100 appearances for the Nerazzurri across two spells with the club.

He has been capped eight times by Italy – making his debut for the Azzurri as an 18-year-old in 2009.

“We know Davide and his ability very well, but what struck me most is his desire for a resurgence in his career,” Roma sporting director Monchi said.

“Davide is a versatile player, and the coach will be able to count on a lad who can comfortably play on both flanks.”

Aside from his spells with Inter, Santon has also represented Cesena and Premier League side Newcastle United during his career to date.

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