Newcastle star Sandro Tonali has been banned for ten months from football for his involvement in illegal betting.
The 23-calendar year-old built his last visual appeal of the period in a 1- defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night time, just several hours in advance of he was banned.
Tonali’s prolonged suspension comes immediately after he admitted to positioning bets on matches in which he played in the course of his time in Italy.
Italian football federation [FIGC] president Gabriele Gravina claimed: “The FIGC Prosecutor and Tonali have attained an settlement which I have presently accepted. The arrangement consists of a 10-thirty day period ban plus eight months of rehab functions and at least 16 general public appearances.”
It suggests the £55million summer signing from AC Milan will skip the remainder of the year and, should really Italy achieve Euro 2024, will pass up up coming summer’s tournament in Germany.
Tonali’s reps reportedly expended Monday in discussions with prosecutors, who introduced an investigation although he was absent on worldwide responsibility previously this thirty day period.
He and compatriot Nicolo Zaniolo, at this time on mortgage at Aston Villa from Galatasaray, had been matter to a probe by the Italian Prosecutor’s Place of work and Italian Football Federation (FIGC).
Tonali’s agent Giuseppe Riso had claimed the player was residing with a ‘gambling addiction’.
The midfielder is accused of inserting bets on AC Milan and former club Brescia throughout his time with them.
He has manufactured 12 appearances to day for Newcastle, including a get started in the 4-1 Champions League victory in excess of Paris Saint-Germain previously this month.
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