Newcastle is close on signing Sandro Tonali
The 23 year old midfielder is furious on the signing the contract with new club, Newcastle is close on signing Sandro Tonali from AC Milan. It would be expected to sign a six year contract with the club, and complete his medical in the coming days.
Sandro Tonali agent Giuseppe Riso said the transfer could be worth upto 80million euros. He said, “When such an important offer is received it is difficult to refuse both for the club and the player,”
Riso added that personal terms have been agreed between the club and Tonali. The Magpies are pushing ahead with a potential £55m deal for Tonali, and then will reassess the Maddison situation if and when a transfer is complete. Ruben Neves joins Saudi pro league Al-Hilal for 47 million euros on summer transfers.
On the other hand, Leicester City demanding more than £50m for Maddison, Newcastle currently could not afford to buy him and Tonali without the risk of getting out of Financial fair play rules.
Eddie Howe had decided his tactics would be more perfect with midfielder Sandro Tonali will be more perfect that the attacking formation than Maddison. John McGinn renews his contract with Aston villa for another four years.
Newcastle’s database thinks that they have perfect options with players of a similar profile to Maddison, Particularly in Bruno Guimaraes.
Newcastle haven’t ruled out the possibility of an agreement with Leicester later in the window. Maddison currently has one year left on his existing Leicester contract, that leaves Thottenham currently is forward for any potential Maddison transfer, although they are still a long way from Leicester’s valuvation.
Manchester United have been long-times admirers, but they are currently pursuing a deal for Mason Mount instead. Tonali helped Milan win the Italian title in 2021-22 and was part of the side which reached last season’s Champions League semi-finals. Man Utd’s third bid for Mason Mount has been submitted for worth around 55 million Euros.
He is currently part of Italy’s squad at the Under-21 European Championships. Tonali developed through the ranks at Brescia and made his professional debut for them in Serie B at 17.
Sandro Tonali journey over the league
Milan midfielder Sandro Tonali has played in the vast majority of the side’s Serie A games in 2022/2023, making 34 appearances overall and accumulating 2,719 minutes of playing time. He has started in 30 of these appearances across their 38 fixtures and been used as a substitute on four occasions.
Tonali last made an appearance in a Serie A game on June 4, playing 90 minutes for Milan against Hellas Verona in a 3-1 win. The midfielder ranks joint seventh for assists this Serie A campaign having set up seven goals for his team-mates. In addition, he has netted two goals. He has amassed seven yellow cards.
Tonali was last on target in the league in the 2-1 win against Salernitana on January 4, netting in the 15th minute. He opened his account for the campaign against Hellas Verona on October 16, scoring during a 2-1 victory.
In last season’s Serie A, Tonali appeared in 36 games for Milan, scored five goals and provided two assists.
Before moving to Milan in July 2021, Tonali made 88 league appearances in total at Brescia, scoring six goals and providing 13 assists.
Tonali began his Serie A career for Brescia on August 25, 2019, playing 90 minutes as a starter versus Cagliari at the age of 19 years and 109 days. He first played in a Serie A game for current team Milan in their match with Bologna on September 21, 2020.
In his Serie A career overall, he has played 130 games in the competition, with eight goals and 16 assists. Tonali has also been sent off once, with 26 yellow cards collected overall.