Newcastle United midfielder Sandro Tonali can be banned from soccer for 10 months over a betting scandal, the president of Italy’s soccer affiliation has stated.
The 23-year-old solely signed for Newcastle from AC Milan this summer season. The Magpies paid the Italian membership a charge within the area of £55m for his companies.
In addition to the ban, Tonali should additionally attend therapy classes for downside gamblers and provides a sequence of talks about his expertise over an additional eight-month interval as a part of an settlement with the Italian soccer federation.
The ban can be anticipated to use to worldwide soccer with Italy.
The plea-bargain settlement, confirmed by FIGC President Gabriele Gravina, will rule Tonali out for the rest of Newcastle’s season and subsequent summer season’s Euro 2024 match ought to he be banned from worldwide video games.
The midfielder got here off the bench for Eddie Howe’s staff throughout their 1-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund within the Champions League at St James’s Park final evening.
Tonali’s agent, Giuseppe Riso, admitted earlier this month that the participant is combating a playing habit.
He stated: “Sandro suffers playing habit. He is combating to keep away from that and I am positive he’ll win this troublesome sport.
“He’s in shock, he’s shaken and unhappy. I hope that this expertise saves his life and that of many others, that it helps those that fall into the identical behavior as him.”
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