The Italy international signed for the Tyneside club from Inter, and has stated that despite a few teething problems in England, he is now content at the Sports Direct Arena.
“Now I feel very comfortable,” Santon told intervistasportiva.com, translated to English by Sky Sports.
“At the beginning I struggled to find space because I still had some problems and because the coach wanted me to understand the type of football they play here but now I’m finding more space and continuity and I’m happy.
“The fans are fantastic, really, they give you a crazy charge and incite the team regardless of the score.
“I’m really happy here and I’m glad to have signed for five years with Newcastle.
“Come back in Italy? Not at the moment. In the future you never know, it will depend on the opportunities, but now I don’t think about it.
“The National team? I hope to come back but I’m not thinking to the European Championship. Now I’m interested to play and find continuity, if all goes well things will flow from that,” he confessed.
By Gareth McKnight