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Hammers look at Inter defender

santonInter Milan defender Davide Santon is the latest name to be linked with the Irons as their frustrating hunt for a left back continues.

According to the Mail the 25 year old Italian is keen to return to England following a four year spell at Newcastle and the Irons are attracted to his ablity to operate on both flanks

Santon saw a move to Sunderland collapse last month after refusing a clause in his wages which would see his wages reduced if the club were relegated.

Santon made 94 appearances for Newcastle between 2011 and 2015 before returning to Inter.

The Hammers ae looking in his direction after slowly running out of patience with Norwich having seen bids for Martin Olsson fail with the relegated Canaries demanding £5 million.

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6 comments on “Hammers look at Inter defender

  1. He never looked that good at Newcastle but if no one else is playing ball and he can cover both left and right back adequately then I suppose it will have to do, I thought we were trying to buy top quality…

  2. Hi all. Long time reader , first time poster.

    I thought that we were only allowed 2 international loan players a season. 1 of which has been taken up by Tore and the other soon to be taken up hopefully by Callieri , so how could we take Santon on loan as well.

    • p.s. I know it doesn’t say anything about a loan deal in this article but a loan deal is what I read the thewesthamway website.

  3. Im not 100% on this Chunk but I think Tore maybe classed as a homegrown loan because of his time at chelski as a youngster.I think if a player spends a certain amount of months at a team here under a certain age they qualify as homegrown.Thats my understanding of it anyway.I think Alex Song also qualified as homegrown when he was with us.Dont quote me though,it could be bull**** lol

  4. Here you go Chunks this will explain & Stan is right I think.If tore was with Chelski for more than 36 months he will be classed as homegrown

    Each 25-man Premier League squad must include at least eight ‘home-grown’ players. The ‘home-grown’ players do not have to be English. According to the Premier League: “A home grown player is defined as one who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to the Football Association or the Welsh Football Association for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday (or the end of the season during which he turns 21).”

  5. Ok. Cheers guys. Wasn’t to sure on the rules.

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