Sunderland have released a statement on their official website claiming that they are not going to pursue their interest in Santon.
Santon has played in England before, with Sunderland’s rivals Newcastle United. The Italy international full-back was on the books of the Magpies from 2011 until 2015.
The defender did not have a great time at St. James’ Park and lacked consistency. There were moments when Santon looked brilliant in a Newcastle shirt, but he could have done better.
Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to give their reaction to Santon’s failed move to Sunderland in the summer transfer window.
Below are some of the best comments:
Newcastle will feature in the Championship next season after getting relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.
As for Sunderland, the Black Cats will be determined not to be involved in a relegation fight in the English top flight next season.