Davide Santon has declared his total commitment to the Newcastle United cause.

The Toon full-back is happy and has met a Geordie girl who has helped him settle in the area after a tough first year.

Santon told the Evening Chronicle: "I am very happy here.

"My aim is to be a success with Newcastle and help the team progress. Everybody is excited here by what the future holds. We are a young team and we are growing together."