Sandro Tonali’s £55m move from AC Milan to Newcastle is ‘done and sealed’, with his agent describing it as ‘the perfect project’ for Italian midfielder
Sandro Tonali’s transfer to Newcastle is, according to reports, ‘done and sealed’ with the Italian midfielder set to move to Newcastle in a deal that could be worth around £55million.
It comes as Eddie Howe’s side have been eyeing up a move for the promising young star for some time, who featured in Italy’s controversial 2-1 Euro U21 defeat to France earlier this week.
The move has gathered momentum this week after the Magpies’ sporting director Dan Ashworth was spotted in Milan earlier this week and appears to have been reached an agreement that will bring the 23-year-old to the Premier League.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the ‘agreement has been done’ with the Italian Journalist saying on Twitter: ‘No announcement [will come] this weekend or beginning of next week for Sandro Tonali’s [transfer] to Newcastle, due to some technical formalities.’
Romano also said: ‘AC Milan will have a 10 per cent sell-on clause included into the deal’ before adding that the deal was ‘done and sealed’.
Sandro Tonali (pictured) will reportedly join Newcastle in a £55m transfer from AC Milan after a deal was agreed earlier today
Eddie Howe’s (left) side are looking to strengthen their squad as they prepare to play Champions League football next season
Speaking on the deal, his agent Giuseppe Riso said: ‘This is an excellent deal, Newcastle is the perfect project for Tonali. Newcastle wanted Sandro as key signing at all costs.
‘He will be a crucial player for Mapgies. This deal also helps AC Milan and Brescia’s finances a lot.’
It comes as Howe’s side are looking to expand their squad depth this summer as they prepare for Champions League football next season.
For Milan, it means they will now have to look to add some new talent to their midfield stocks, with Romano also claiming that they will now be moving to sign new midfielders following Tonali’s departure.
The 23-year-old (middle) was in action for Italy U21’s as they were controversially beaten by France in the European Championships this week
The promising young talent joined Milan in 2020 and will now reportedly move to the Premier League in a transfer that is being described as ‘the perfect project for the 23-year-old’
Roberto Mancini today claimed that the 23-year-olds’ departure was a ‘problem’ for Italian football claiming: ‘On the one hand there is a bit of regret if a good young player like Tonali leaves Italy means that there are some problems.’
But he also said: ‘On a technical level, playing in the Premier League will be useful for Tonali, it’s good for him.’
Since arriving at the San Siro in 2020 from Brescia, the Italian midfielder has gone on to impress for the Rossoneri, playing 130 times while scoring seven goals in all competitions.
This season alone he’s played 34 times in the league, scoring twice, while also starting in all 12 of Milan’s Champions League matches.
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