Sandro Tonali will not be able to play the entire season.
Fabricio Romano, an expert on the European soccer transfer market, said on his SNS on the 25th (Korean time), “Tonali is scheduled to be banned from playing for 10 months. According to sources, the final punishment has been confirmed, but we are waiting for a statement. Tonali is from Niccolo Pacioli. “Likewise, I participate in a gambling rehabilitation program.”
Tonali wore a Newcastle shirt this summer. Tonali was considered the ‘second Andrea Pirlo’ due to his ball distribution ability and defensive ability. Although his style is different from Pirlo, Tonali’s level was evident in the fact that he was recognized as a potential successor to the legendary Italian midfielder. Tonali has been adapting to Newcastle, appearing in seven league games this season.
Tonali was called up to the Italian national team for international matches in October. Shocking news was suddenly delivered. Tonali was gambling illegally. The starting point was Niccolo Fagioli. Reporter Gianluca Di Marzio, who is familiar with Italian soccer news, said on the 11th, “Fagioli is being investigated for betting on an illegal online platform. He is on the list of targets of investigation by the Turin Prosecutor’s Office.”
Following Fagioli, Tonali and Nicolo Zaniolo were additionally charged with illegal betting. Tonali and Zaniolo, who were selected for the Italian national team, had to leave the national team. The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced on its official website that “the Turin Prosecutor’s Office has notified Sandro Tonali and Nicolo Zaniolo, who are training at the Coverciano Federal Technical Center, of investigative measures.”
Tonali cooperated with the investigation. It was revealed that he had also bet on his own matches during his time at AC Milan. Tonali’s agent requested leniency, saying Tonali suffers from a gambling addiction. Tonali is expected to receive a harsher punishment than Fagioli, who was banned for seven months. Tonali is expected to be banned from playing for 10 months and undergo gambling rehabilitation treatment.
Newcastle suffered a setback due to Tonali’s departure. Newcastle spent 70 million euros (about 100 billion won) to recruit Tonali. However, he was forced to play the season without the €70 million midfielder available. Newcastle is in 6th place in the league with 16 points. The goal is to win a ticket to the European competition like last season.
In the UEFA Champions League (UCL), they were placed in Group F with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Milan, and Dortmund, and were placed in the Group of Death. They are in first place in their group with 1 win and 1 draw in the UCL. Newcastle are planning to find a replacement for Tonali through the winter transfer window. Calvin Phillips, Scott McTominay, Amadou Onana and Joao Palinha were reportedly candidates for signing.
Meanwhile온라인카지노, Tonali will not be able to play the remaining games of this season if his 10-month ban is confirmed. Moreover, they will not be able to participate in Euro 2024, which will be held in June next year.