Sandro Tonali has been suspended for 10 months. Newcastle United could also take legal action against AC Milan.
Transfer market pundit Fabrizio Romano posted on his social media account on Saturday 온라인카지노(June 26), “Tonali has been handed a 10-month ban for his role in an illegal gambling scandal. He will also have to complete an eight-month treatment program for illegal gambling. His season with Newcastle United is over and he will miss Euro 2024.”
“Newcastle are threatening to sue AC Milan if Tonali’s punishment is confirmed,” also reported Football Italia. They are angry that they spent €70 million on the player and will not be able to utilize him for the rest of the season. They are also demanding that Tonali’s salary be suspended with immediate effect.”
Born in 2000, Italian midfielder Tonali is a product of Brescia’s youth academy. He made his professional debut for Brescia and already made a name for himself at a young age, especially with his ability to play in the third position and set up attacks with his precise kicks, which led to him being touted as Andrea Pirlo’s successor.
Tonali moved to AC Milan in 2020. He quickly made his mark. In the 2021-22 season, he made 36 appearances in the Italian Serie A, scoring five goals and providing three assists to help AC Milan win the title. He followed that up with two goals and seven assists in 34 league games last season.
Newcastle have expressed interest. After being acquired by the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund (PIF), Newcastle invested heavily in the club and turned it into a Premier League (PL) powerhouse. They finished fourth in the league last season and qualified for the UEFA Champions League (UCL) for the first time in 21 years. This came just two years after the PIF acquisition.
Newcastle signed Tonali to a five-year contract. The transfer fee was a whopping €70 million. This gives Newcastle a solid midfield combination of Bruno Guimarães and Tonali. In fact, Tonali started eight league games for Newcastle.
But then he developed a problem with illegal gambling. Tonali, Nicolo Zaniolo, and Nicolo Pazzioli, all members of the Italian national soccer team, were implicated. He received a severe punishment of a 10-month suspension. This has angered Newcastle, and it’s possible that AC Milan will also sue.