Official: Newcastle invests €70m in Tonali
After three seasons with AC Milan, Italian midfielder Sandro Tonali has joined Newcastle, who paid almost €70m for him.
Sandro Tonali's transfer to Newcastle was completed a few days ago, and was made official on Monday by AC Milan and the Magpies. The 23-year-old Italian international has signed a contract until June 2028 with the English club, who have qualified for the next Champions League.
✍️ We are delighted to announce the signing of Sandro Tonali from @acmilan.— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 3, 2023
The 23-year-old joins the Magpies for an undisclosed fee and has agreed a contract at St. James’ Park initially until 2028.
Welcome to Newcastle United, Sandro! 🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/BbxrNUzVNo
The transfer fee has not been disclosed by either club, but is estimated at between €70 and €80 million, including bonuses, according to sources. AC Milan have also negotiated 10% on a future resale, according to Fabrizio Romano.
"Tonali is an exceptional talent
"First of all, I'd like to thank Newcastle United, who are offering me a great opportunity for my career. I want to repay their trust on the pitch, by giving my best, as I always have. I'm very excited about the prospect of playing at St. James' Park, and I can't wait to feel the warmth of the fans," confided Sandro Tonali.
Newcastle coach Eddie Howe also reacted to the transfer: "I'm delighted to welcome Sandro to Newcastle United. He's an exceptional talent who has the mentality, physicality and technical ability to fit perfectly into our team."