Newcastle United midfielder Sandro Tonali will be banned from football for 10 months over breaches of rules on betting on matches in Italy, the head of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said on Thursday.

Italy midfielder Tonali, 23, who joined Newcastle from AC Milan in a deal worth €70 million ($76.28m) with add-ons this year, must also attend treatment sessions for problem gamblers and give a series of talks about his experience over a further eight-month period as part of a deal with the FIGC.

The plea bargain agreement, which is expected to apply globally, was confirmed by FIGC president Gabriele Gravina. It will rule Tonali out for the remainder of the club season and next summer’s Euro 2024 tournament.

Tonali is the highest-profile player caught up in a betting scandal that is shaking Italian football.

FIFA and FIGC regulations meant that Tonali could have faced a three-year suspension, but his cooperation with the authorities leading the investigation — the FIGC and the Italian prosecutor’s office — led to a reduction in the length of his ban.