Newcastle United has yet again brought in AC Milan personnel after finishing a deal with the club to sign midfielder Sandro Tonali.
Now, the newest addition to the club is Team Manager Andrea Romeo, who will join Newcastle Manager Eddie Howe’s backroom.
Tonali joined Newcastle at the end of June for a transfer fee of £52 million. After the deal was completed, news sources in Italy speculated that he was unhappy with the transfer to the Magpies, sparking controversy to arise.
Those reports were later debunked by Howe after a friendly contest against Aston Villa.
“I think that’s been totally misguided,” Howe said. “Sandro is very proud to be here and proud to wear the shirt and represent the club.
However, even though he may not have a negative viewpoint on his transition to St. James Park, the Magpies front office believes it would be important to make that move as seamless as possible.
Thus, they decided to swoop in and bring in a familiar face to Tonali, Andrea Romeo.
Before joining AC Milan in 2017, he spent two seasons with their Series-A rival side, Inter Milan. With Inter Milan, he served as the team manager, which in England would be a player liaison officer.
Prior to joining clubs, he served as a referee for the Series-A, Series-B and Coppa Italia from 2003 until 2013. During those 10 years, he contributed to over 200 contests.
The move for Romeo was made by Newcastle in hopes to iron out the issues and smoothing over the experience for Tonali as he gears up to play for a new club, one which is competing for a Champions League run in the 2023-24 season.
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