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Davide Santon Only Has Eyes For Inter - Agent

Inter full-back Davide Santon earned his first international cap on Saturday with an impressive performance in the 3-0 friendly win over Northern Ireland.

The 18-year-old has also been chosen to represent Italy by coach Marcello Lippi at the Confederations Cup in South Africa and has been compared by some to AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini. His agent, Renzo Contratto, is not surprised by the teenager's success.

"I think this says a lot. It is unnecessary to pass through the Under-21 squad for a player that is ready to be the best," he explained in an interview with tuttomercartoweb.

Some young Italian talents have gone abroad to find space and flourished, such as Federico Macheda and Giuseppe Rossi, but the player's representative says Santon has no such ideas.

"He is a boy that has a solid family behind him and has very sound principles. He is just a lad, but to repeat the phrase of Lippi, he will not let [the success] get to his head because he is too smart to do so.

"The player only has eyes for Inter."

Adam Scime, Goal.com