Newcastle United target four Premier League stars following Sandro Tonali’s ban
Tonali is set to face 10 months ban due to betting
In the absence of Sandro Tonali, who will likely serve a lengthy suspension, Newcastle United are keeping an eye on midfielders Kalvin Phillips, Scott McTominay, Amadou Onana, and Joao Palhinha.
Newcastle might be about to renew their interest in midfielder Kalvin Phillips of Manchester City. The 27-year-old might be utilised as a temporary replacement for Sandro Tonali, who is now facing a ban following inquiries into suspected betting violations.
According to reports, Newcastle has been instructed to fork up £50 million if they want to pry Scott McTominay out of Manchester United.
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The 26-year-old’s summer exit from Old Trafford has been rumoured after he was unable to secure a regular slot in the starting lineup under Erik ten Hag.
Eddie Howe’s team is reportedly interested in finding midfield insurance as they get ready for any potential punishment Sandro Tonali, a £55 million summer acquisition, might face.
The Italian international is now being investigated for alleged betting violations while playing for AC Milan and is facing a protracted suspension from football.
In fact, the Magpies’ search for a midfielder during the transfer period in January included Everton’s Onana as a result of the loss of such a crucial player.
According to reports, Newcastle are looking to bolster its midfield by signing Fulham player Joao Palhinha.
The 27-year-old Portuguese has been an anomaly this year, and many people believe that the Cottagers undervalued their July acquisition of him when they paid merely £20 million for him.
Given that Matt Ritchie and Matty Longstaff’s agreements are scheduled to expire in July and Newcastle are eager to strengthen their midfield, helping players like Bruno Guimaraes and Joe Willock ought to be a top focus for the squad.