Sandro Tonali accepted a 10-month betting ban but can still play in the match against Dortmund.
Newcastle United midfielder Sandro Tonali has reportedly accepted a 10-month ban from professional football.
This is a recent report by the Daily Mail, which claims that the Italy international, who was investigated for illegal betting while playing for AC Milan, will be absent for up to 10 months.
After seeing his agent admit his star client had a gambling addiction, Newcastle United fans were resigned to their new £55m contract being suspended they eat; the only question is how long it will last and it is now almost confirmed.
However, there is some good news for the midfielder. It has been claimed that his suspension will not begin until after Wednesday night’s Champions League group game against Borussia Dortmund, and that will offer Eddie Howe a huge boost as he seeks to guide the Magpies to the tournament’s knockout rounds.
Tonight’s huge match at St. James’ Park, which is set to kick off at 8 p.m. (UK time), will be broadcast live on TNT Sports.