Newcastle defender Davide Santon ready for the Premier League

Santon should be ready to return for Newcastle United this weekendNewcastle summer signing, Davide Santon, claims that he is ready to take the next step in his Newcastle United career after recovering from injury.

The Italian international made the £6m move from Inter over the summer but picked up a knee injury preventing him from making his full debut in Newcastle colours.

Santon played against Swansea in a reserve match on Wednesday and will be hoping to start against Wolves on Saturday.

The departure of Jose Enrique to Liverpool prompted Alan Pardew to purchase a full-back of international standard and at 20 years-old, Santon fits the bill.

Speaking to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, the youngster noted: “I will give everything on the pitch and show that I am a good player.”

He added: “But I can enjoy life here at Newcastle and I am looking forward to playing in front of a packed house at St James’ Park as soon as I can.”

Having already been capped seven times for the Italian national side and played Champions League football with Inter Milan, the starlet provides an impressive alternative as an attacking wing-back after the Magpies were inches away from signing Erik Pieters of PSV.

Santon will be battling with Ryan Taylor for the starting berth at left-back, as Newcastle look to continue their unbeaten season.

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