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Sandro Tonali ban length 'confirmed' by Italian journalist with Newcastle star set for lengthy suspension

Sandro Tonali ban length 'confirmed' by Italian journalist with Newcastle star set for lengthy suspension

Sandro Tonali is set for a lengthy ban due to alleged illegal betting

Newcastle United star Sandro Tonali’s illegal betting ban has reportedly been revealed.

During this month’s international break, it was reported that Tonali was being questioned by authorities over alleged illegal betting alongside Aston Villa midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo.

The pair left the Italy camp ahead of their Euro 2024 against England.

It was later revealed by Tonali’s agent that the Newcastle star is suffering from a gambling addiction.

Despite the ongoing investigation, Tonali was able to feature for Newcastle as they recorded a convincing 4-0 win over Crystal Palace over the weekend.

The 23-year-old was visibly emotional as he walked off the pitch at full-time.

An official announcement on Tonali’s suspension is expected this week but according to Italian sports journalist Giovanni Albanese, the Magpies midfielder is expected to be banned for 10 months.

It was claimed that the length of the ban was settled after a plea bargain was reached on Monday.

Speaking about Tonali, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe said: “Let’s wait and see, but yes, I think the hardest part is ahead regardless of what happens.

“Immediately, you get a lot of attention and people are talking about the situation. He’s had the love of the supporters today, but that’s difficult to maintain over a long period of time. Who knows what’s ahead?”


He added: “I just think it’s great for him to know he’s got the support, not just of the senior management at the football club and the manager, but also the support of the supporters and they’re the most important people.”

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Topics: Sandro Tonali, Newcastle United, Football