TONALI UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR ILLEGAL BETTING – Newcastle midfielder Sandro Tonali is subject to investigation by the Italian FA
Newcastle United’s Italian midfielder Sandro Tonali is under investigation in relation to illegal betting, the Premier League club said. Tonali joined Newcastle from AC Milan in July for a reported fee of £63m, a record sum for an Italian player. Legal and sporting authorities are investigating the use of illegal betting platforms by football players in Italy.
“Newcastle United can confirm Sandro Tonali is subject to investigation by the Italian Prosecutor’s Office and Italian Football Federation (FIGC) in relation to illegal betting activity, Sandro is fully engaging with the investigation and will continue to cooperate with all relevant authorities. He and his family will continue to receive the club’s full support” the club said in a statement.