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Pardew: Santon can be Newcastle's Phil Neville

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew sees Davide Santon's future in midfield.

Santon was used as a central midfielder for the Magpies last season.

But could get a chance out wide in pre-season.

Pardew said recently: "The important thing is that Davide Santon has got a long-term future at this club because he's still only young and is gaining such experience.

"He can play right-back, left-back and now he has shown can play central midfield, so you're looking at one very important player.

"When I look at someone like Phil Neville, Santon could in my opinion be the Phil Neville of this football club, a kind of unsung hero like Phil was at Man U.

"You look at when they won trophies and he was very important."

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