Arturo Vidal wasn’t exactly entertained by the recent game between Milan and Newcastle United. The former Juventus and Inter midfielder blasted the Rossoneri and the Magpies: “It was the worst match in the history of the Champions League. They made me a bad impression."
Sandro Tonali was well-received in his San Siro return following the summer transfer to Newcastle United. The midfield refused to rule out a potential return in the future: “It was nice from the first to the last second. I’ll always remember this night."
Sandro Tonali returns to Milan for the first time since moving away from the Rossoneri, as Newcastle United prepare to visit San Siro in the UEFA Champions League Group F opener: "I feel strong emotions because Milan is the team I support and gave me the opportunity to grow."
Milan will have at least two new faces as they take on Newcastle United on Tuesday night in the Champions League debut. They'll look to move on from the Derby drubbing. Samuel Chukwueze and Tommaso Pobega are favorites to start over Christian Pulisic and Tijjani Reijnders.
Milan vs Newcastle United takes place on Tuesday night in a highly-anticipated Champions League encounter at San Siro.
Stefano Pioli refused to apologize to the fans following the large loss in the Derby but slightly walked back his statements in the presser before facing Newcastle United in the UEFA Champions League: "I feel the burden of the defeats. I feel indebted to the fans."
Denzel Dumfries could have left Inter last summer as he drew offers from the Premier League. However, coach Simone Inzaghi convinced him and the management not to pursue his departure. The Dutchman was linked primarily to Manchester United before and after joining the Nerazzurri.
Giuseppe Riso conducted the first two major deals of the summer as he represents both Sandro Tonali and Davide Frattesi. He commented on the two operations: “We are very satisfied, and I wish to take advantage of the opportunity to remember Mino Raiola, whom we miss a lot."
Sandro Tonali is officially a Newcastle United player. The Premier League had struck a deal with Milan a while back but had to wait to finalize the transfer due to the ongoing U-21 Euro. The Azzurrini, whom the midfielder was captaining, were eliminated abruptly in the group stage.
Nicolò Zaniolo surprisingly revealed to be a Juventus fan in an interview, but the Bianconeri aren’t working to sign him at the moment. He’d their top target should they make an addition up front, but that’s not currently in their plans. Their chase hinges on the future of Federico Chiesa.
If Paolo Maldini, arguably the greatest captain in Milan's history and the technical director who oversaw the recent revival, was shown the door in such brutal and unceremonious fashion earlier this summer, Tonali must have been left wondering whether the "Bandiera" tag is worth all the sacrifices.
As Napoli prepare for a squad overhaul under new coach Rudi Garcia, new targets are emerging to take place of the existing Scudetto winners in the ranks. And Fenerbahce right-back Ferdi Kadioglu is the latest target for the Partenopei.