Santon's girlfriend tweets her 'disgust' for Newcastle
The fiancée of the soon-to-be former Newcastle United defender Davide Santon has said she is "disgusted" with the way the club has treated her partner.
In a series of posts on Twitter that have since been deleted, Tyneside-based Chloe Sanderson claimed the left-back had been "fully fit for a while now" but was forced out by the club "whose only intentions are to make £££".
Newcastle confirmed that the defender will return to Inter Milan on an initial loan basis, three and a half years after he was signed from the Italian club.
The 24-year-old Italy international has been out with a knee injury for the last eight months, and the club are thought to be happier trusting the long-term fitness of Paul Dummett and Masadio Haidara in Santon's position.
In a series of damaging accusations that have been denied by the club, Sanderson wrote on Twitter: "Just to put it out there, Davide declined Inter Milan's first offer but was pushed out by Newcastle United to leave.
"They are a business not a club. And as long as they keep losing players with the passion Davide had, they are killing NUFC, and killing the support from the fans who stick around after all the s***."