- The club announced that the suspension would come into effect from Friday, October 27th
- Tonali’s admission of guilt is believed to have helped him get the ban overturned
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Newcastle United have confirmed that Sandro Tonali has been banned from competition for ten months.
The club wrote on its social media account that the suspension would come into effect from Friday, October 27th.
Tonali, who moved to the Magpies from AC Milan for £55m, will be ruled out for the remainder of the season after an agreement is reached.
The head of the Italian Football Federation, Gabriele Gravina, confirmed that an agreement had been reached for a 10-month ban, including eight months of therapy, and praised Tonali’s cooperation in the process.
Juventus midfielder Nicolo Fagioli was also handed a seven-month ban for betting violations.
Newcastle United confirmed that midfielder Sandro Tonali has been banned for ten months
He was fined 12,500 euros (£10,850) and also agreed to a minimum six-month treatment plan to address his gambling problem.
Initial reports suggested Tonali was facing a 12-month ban after allegations he bet on AC Milan games while still on their books ahead of his £52million summer move to Newcastle.
However, his admission of guilt and his willingness to seek treatment for what his agent described as a “gambling addiction” are believed to have helped him overturn the ban. It is also said that he did not bet on Milan losing games.
The midfielder is expected to be able to train with Newcastle during his suspension, which is set to last until the end of August next year.
He will miss Euro 2024 and the first few weeks of the Premier League season.