The proposed move of Sandro Tonali from AC Milan to Newcastle United has been delayed due to technical issues. The two clubs had agreed on a £50 million transfer fee, but the deal has not yet been finalized because of problems with the paperwork.
Fabrizio Romano who has been close to the negotiations says that the delay is “a minor issue” and that the deal is “still on”. However, the source added that the delay could mean that the announcement of the transfer is not made until later this week or even early next week.
Tonali is a highly-rated midfielder who has been linked with a move to the Premier League for some time.
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The delay in the Tonali deal is a blow to Newcastle, who are looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season. However, the source close to the negotiations said that the two clubs are “still committed” to the deal and that it is “only a matter of time” before it is finalized.
What does this mean for Newcastle?
The delay in the Tonali deal is a setback for Newcastle, but it is not a major one. The club have other targets in mind and they will be able to move on to other players if the Tonali deal does not go through.
However, the delay does highlight the need for Newcastle to improve their transfer infrastructure. The club have made some progress in recent years, but they still need to do more to ensure that their deals are completed quickly and efficiently.
What does this mean for Tonali?
The delay in the Tonali deal is also a setback for the player. He had been hoping to complete the move to Newcastle as soon as possible so that he could get settled in at his new club before the start of the new season.
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However, Tonali is still young and he has plenty of time to make his mark in the Premier League. He will be disappointed by the delay, but he will be determined to prove himself once he does eventually make the move to Newcastle.
What are the next steps?
The two clubs are still working on the paperwork and they are hopeful that the deal will be finalized soon. Once the paperwork is finalized, the announcement of the transfer will be made.
It is possible that the announcement could be made later this week or even early next week. However, it is also possible that the deal could be delayed further if there are any more problems with the paperwork.