Sandro Tonali is cooperating with an investigation into his playing historical past. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Sandro Tonali at heart of betting probe
Italian and Newcastle midfielder Sandro Tonali is predicted to seem earlier than Italian officers as he awaits punishment for breaching betting guidelines.
Tonali will do the identical to attempt to lighten his punishment
Tonali, 23, was implicated alongside fellow soccer gamers Nicolo Zaniolo (Aston Villa) and Nicolo Fagioli (Juventus) in an investigation into betting behaviors. Fagioli already met with prosecutor Giuseppe Chine, and now Tonali will do the identical to attempt to lighten his punishment.
In accordance with La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Magpies’ summer season signing will nonetheless face no less than 18 months out of Italian soccer and his nationwide aspect. The Soccer Affiliation (FA) operates below totally different guidelines and has no minimal normal.
Tonali entered the highlight of the investigation final week. He was questioned by Italian police at his nation’s coaching facility whereas reporting for worldwide obligation and was advised to return to Newcastle afterward.
Courier della Sera reported that Tonali turned emotional whereas talking with investigators and confessed to his mistake.
Different reviews point out that the proficient midfielder is ashamed that the investigation has develop into public and can be seeking to deal with a playing dependancy with the assistance of a therapist.
allowed to take part in common actions till a proper punishment is introduced
Tonali just isn’t anticipated to face any disciplinary actions from Newcastle and remains to be coaching with the workforce. He can be allowed to take part in common actions till a proper punishment is introduced.
In accordance with Gazzetta, Fagioli additionally self-reported and self-denounced in entrance of authorities. A possible five-year ban is unfit for his crimes since he didn’t guess on video games involving his mother or father membership, Juventus.
It’s not identified if Tonali guess on matches involving AC Milan, for which he performed from 2020-2023 earlier than he was bought to Newcastle for €70m ($73.8m) in July.
Fagioli’s upcoming ban is predicted to be three years lessened to 18 months as a result of he cooperated with investigators. He additionally revealed that he was really useful a betting app for unregulated blackjack betting by Tonali.
What’s in retailer?
Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney was suspended for eight months in Could for 262 breaches of the FA’s playing guidelines. Nevertheless, Brentford remains to be paying his £21,000-per-week ($25,643) wage.
Tonali just isn’t presently anticipated to lose out on his pay.
Retired striker and soccer legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who performed with Tonali at Milan from 2020-23, stated that his ex-teammate wants assist since playing is “like a drug.”
Within the first yr he was an excessive amount of of a fan.”
“When he landed at Milan, Tonali had arrived from Brescia (his former workforce) and had simply realized his dream,” stated Ibrahimovic. “Within the first yr he was an excessive amount of of a fan. I advised him that this wasn’t good.”
“I, too, have performed on the on line casino earlier than, as a result of everyone seems to be free to do what they need with their very own cash, however you need to perceive the scenario.”
The soccer legend spoke extremely of Tonali as an individual and stated that he was unaware of the scenario, but in addition inspired the general public to not rush to any conclusions earlier than the entire particulars had been revealed.
The supervisor of Italy’s nationwide squad, Luciano Spalletti, shared comparable ideas throughout a global break presser.
“It’s proper that we glance to defend them and assist them however then justice will take its course,” stated Spalletti. “We have to speak concerning the danger of falling into these temptations. We have to converse to those younger folks concerning the truth there are these pitfalls.”