REVEALED: Davide Santon explains the truth behind his move to Inter – and his girlfriend’s comments

'BACK HOME' ... Davide Santon.
'BACK HOME' ... Davide Santon.

DAVIDE Santon has revealed he DIDN’T turn down Inter Milan’s first approach for him – and that he wasn’t forced out of Newcastle United.

Santon returned to the Italian side today, three and a half years after leaving to join Newcastle.

File photo dated 30/07/2011 of Inter Milan's Davide Santon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday August 30, 2011. Inter Milan full-back Davide Santon is undergoing a medical at Newcastle today, Press Association Sport understands. See PA story SOCCER Newcastle. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

File photo dated 30/07/2011 of Inter Milan's Davide Santon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday August 30, 2011. Inter Milan full-back Davide Santon is undergoing a medical at Newcastle today, Press Association Sport understands. See PA story SOCCER Newcastle. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

His girlfriend Chloe Sanderson posted on Twitter hitting out at the move, claiming Santon had turned down Inter’s approach initially, but had then been ‘pushed out’ by the Newcastle hierarchy.

She later deleted the comments, and after signing on loan until the end of the season with a view to a £3m move in the summer, Santon insisted it had all been a misunderstanding.

“I wanted to be clear and honest, as I always have done,” wrote Santon on Facebook this evening.

“She (Sanderson) a bit of confusion over the last few hours with people saying I first rejected Inter’s offer, then was forced to come here by Newcastle.

“None of that is true. I never turned down Inter. As the negotiations all happened on deadline day, I just asked for a couple of hours to talk about it with my family and see what they thought...

“After talking to my girlfriend and my parents, all together we decided it would be a fantastic choice and therefore here I am ready to begin with my new Number 21 jersey.”