Fabrizio Romano has reported that Newcastle United and AC Milan’s Sandro Tonali have officially agreed personal terms, with the negotiations over the fee still ongoing between the two clubs.
The Italian international will sign a deal running until June 2029, which is set to see him earn a salary of €8m per season plus a potential €2m in add-ons.
However, the final agreement of the deal, reported to be worth €70m, is yet to be reached, with the structure of the payment and any potential add-ons still being negotiated.
As per Transfermarkt, The 23-year olds market value currently stands at €50m, therefore The Magpies would be paying slightly higher than this valuation should the deal go through as expected.
Following an impressive debut Serie A season with his boyhood side Brescia, Tonali joined Milan on loan from in September 2020, but had an underwhelming first year with the club. Despite this, The Rossoneri put faith in the talented midfielder and decided to make the move permanent for €14.5m in July 2021- and it paid dividends, as his midfield partnership with ex-Arsenal youth player Ismaël Bennacer proved pivotal to Stefano Pioli’s 2021/22 scudetto winning side.
Tonali, who is set to captain Italy at the Under-21 European Championship this summer, would be a significant addition to Eddie Howe’s side, who, according to The Athletic, are looking bolster the squad’s depth and talent in several positions, such as wide forward, centre-back and full-back, as well as in midfield.
If the signing is complete, the Italian’s first Premier League game for Newcastle will come on Saturday 12 August, when they will host Unai Emery’s Aston Villa at St. James’ Park, as they aim to build on last years fourth place finish whilst competing in Champions League football for the first time since the 2002/03 season.
Travis Levison | Get Football