Tonali Slated to Miss Ten Months for Betting Illegally

Sandro Tonali will be suspended for seven months for gambling on football games, including his teams’. The punishment envisages eight months of accessory provisions as FIGC president Gabriele Gravina announced (via La Stampa). Only the final greenlight from the Olympic Committee and the completion of the UEFA procedure are missing to make it official.

He was disciplined more harshly than Nicolò Fagioli because his charges were more severe. Moreover, he didn’t provide new names to investigators, Sky Italy informs.

The Newcastle United star received a significant discount relative to the four-year ban he could have gotten if he stood trial and was found guilty. Plea-bargaining before the referral leads to a fifty percent reduction of the prospective punishment. Actively collaborating had its benefits too.

Unlike Juventus, the Magpies will stop paying his €8M wages while Tonali is out. He can practice, though. The team will save €13M. He’ll miss the rest of the campaign but will be back in late August. He’ll sit out Euro 2024, should Italy qualify.

Contrary to reports, there are no indications the English outfit is planning to sue Milan to recoup part of the money they invested to sign Tonali last summer at this stage. The Rossoneri are serene on that front and have a transparent relationship with Newcastle United, Corriere dello Sport informs.

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