Newcastle United midfielder Sandro Tonali refused to rule out a return to AC Milan after facing his former side in the Champions League on Tuesday.
- Tonali joined Newcastle for £60m
- Faced former club AC Milan
- Leaves door open for return
WHAT HAPPENED? The 23-year-old midfielder completed a club record £60 million ($75m) switch to Newcastle from Milan in the summer window, bringing to an end his impressive three-year stint at San Siro. Tonali made an emotional return to the Italian club on Tuesday night as Newcastle opened their 2023-24 Champions League campaign with a 0-0 draw against the Rossoneri in Group F. After the match, Tonali risked the wrath of Newcastle supporters by admitting that his heart still belongs to Milan.
WHAT THEY SAID: “Return to AC Milan one day? I don’t know… I’d pay to know my future. Maybe yes, maybe not. Football is strange,” the Newcastle and Italy playmaker told Sport Mediaset.
Tonali added: “I’m not closing the door to AC Milan. I can’t and won’t hide my love, passion for Milan.”
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Tonali played a total of 72-minutes at San Siro before being replaced by Elliot Anderson. The Magpies will likely view the point as a strong result to kickstart their European voyage, considering the hosts unleashed a total of 25 shots throughout the game without scoring.
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WHAT NEXT FOR NEWCASTLE? Eddie Howe will now prepare his side for a Premier League clash against Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon.
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