‘Newcastle-bound’ Tonali becomes the most expensive ‘Italian player’ of all time… a whopping ‘18.5 billion’ away from second place!
Sandro Tonali has become the most expensive Italian player of all time.
Newcastle United have signed Tonali. “Newcastle are delighted to announce the signing of Italian international midfielder Tonali from AC Milan,” the club said on its website on Wednesday.
Newcastle backed by a Saudi consortium. The power of the money was immediately apparent. Newcastle brought in Eddie Howe to implement a regime change and bolstered the squad with the likes of Bruno Guimarães, Sven Bortmann, and Alexander Isaacs. In the 2022-23 season, Newcastle led the charge, finishing fourth and qualifying for the UEFA Champions League (UCL).스포츠토토
Newcastle had achieved their first goal. Now their next goal is a trophy. In order to build a stronger squad, they’ve been looking to add to their roster.
While there were a number of candidates, they were the most aggressive in their pursuit of Tonali. According to European soccer transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano, Newcastle signed Tonali to a six-year contract and spent a staggering €70 million.
It was a record fee for an Italian player. “Tonali has become the most expensive player in Italian history by joining Newcastle,” said Sky Sports in the UK.
The gap to second place was considerable. According to Football Transfers, the most expensive Italian player before Tonali was Jorginho. His move from Napoli to Chelsea in 2018 raked in €57 million ($81.1 billion). Just below Jorginho was Gianluigi Buffon, who joined Juventus from Parma in 2001, at €754 million, followed by Christian Vieri, Federico Chiesa, and Leonardo Bonucci.