Newcastle, the billionaire-backed team that has secured a spot in the next season’s Champions League, is aiming to strengthen their squad. The news outlet “The Athletic” reports a €50 million bid for midfielder Sandro Tonali from Milan.
The young player is one of the top priorities in Eddie Howe’s team’s transfer market, as they are also looking for another midfielder, along with a forward and two defenders, according to the publication. Newcastle faces competition from Chelsea, who also has an interest in Tonali.
With the numbers on the table, the Rossoneri board is now working on adding additional incentives to the offer made by the English club, and the deal has the potential to progress in the coming days.
23-year-old Sandro Tonali played 43 matches for Milan in the last season, scoring two goals and providing ten assists. The midfielder was developed in the Brescia youth academy and joined the club in September 2020. Overall, he has already accumulated 130 appearances, seven goals, and 13 assists wearing the Rossoneri shirt.
Sandro Tonali career
Sandro Tonali is an Italian professional footballer known for his skills as a midfielder, often nicknamed the “new Pirlo.” He began his youth career at Lombardia Uno and later joined the Brescia youth academy. He made his professional debut in 2017 at the age of 17 and quickly established himself as a key player in the team.
Tonali’s impressive performances caught the attention of top clubs, and in 2020, he signed with AC Milan, one of Italy’s most prestigious clubs. During his time at Milan, Tonali continued to develop his skills and contributed to the team’s success.
He showcased his technical abilities, vision, passing range, and defensive qualities, establishing himself as a reliable presence in midfield. On the international stage, Tonali represented Italy at various youth levels, impressing with his performances. He made his senior national team debut in 2020 and has since been considered one of the promises of Italian football.