Newcastle United’s Sandro Tonali is reportedly dealing with a ten-month ban for betting transgressions, with the membership reportedly contemplating authorized motion towards AC Milan. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
The saga involving the costliest Italian soccer participant ever is continuous to rumble on. Revelations about Sandro Tonali got here to gentle over the previous couple of weeks, with the 23-year-old admitting to having positioned bets on his personal group earlier than video games.
reportedly dealing with a ten-month ban from the game
He’s reportedly dealing with a ten-month ban from the game, which is able to imply that he received’t have the ability to play within the the rest of the English Premier League season for his membership Newcastle United. The Lodi native may also have to finish intensive remedy whereas serving a ban.
The membership solely purchased Tonali from AC Milan in July for €70m ($74m) and rumors have been doing the rounds that his former group was conscious of the betting infractions earlier than accepting the bid. Corriere dello Sport reported that Newcastle United would possibly file a lawsuit on account of this potential revelation. The Milan membership has vehemently denied having any information of the matter earlier than promoting the participant.
Up within the air
Newcastle Supervisor Eddie Howe spoke about defending his participant when the information first broke in regards to the betting transgressions. The group will reportedly freeze the wages of Tonali, who’s on a reported annual wage of £7m ($8.5m).
Tonali has made 15 appearances for the Italian nationwide aspect and he’ll miss Euro 2024 on account of the anticipated suspension if the group qualifies.
Even when Tonali receives a suspension on Wednesday, he’ll nonetheless have the ability to play that night time towards Borussia Dortmund within the Champions League at St. James’ Park because the ban received’t kick in till the subsequent day. It’s unclear if the group will determine to place the midfielder on the sector because of the high-profile nature of the scandal.
A large-ranging scandal
The opposite gamers caught up within the betting scandal are Juventus midfielder Nicolo Fagioli and Nicolò Zaniolo, who’s at the moment on mortgage at Aston Villa from Galatasaray. Fagioli has already acquired a seven-month ban from the game, getting some leniency for cooperating with the authorities and committing to an intensive remedy plan.
The Italian Federation has very strict guidelines on gamers who commit betting offenses, with a ban of as much as three years being a risk for many who don’t cooperate.
He’ll have the ability to maintain coaching together with his group and the membership will proceed paying his wages. Fagioli’s physician has warned that it’s statistically possible that different gamers are at the moment inserting bets on video games and affected by dependancy. The investigation into Zaniolo is ongoing and he’s nonetheless taking part in for Aston Villa as he awaits his destiny, that includes on Sunday towards West Ham United.