It was an emotional night for Sandro Tonali last night as he made his return to AC Milan after leaving in the summer window to join Newcastle United.
It was a painful exit for both parties given Tonali’s love for the club and the fact that he had become a fan favourite, but ultimately the amount that Newcastle offered both as a transfer fee and in salary package was enough to break the bond.
Fate is such that Tonali didn’t have to wait long to return to Milan as the Champions League draw pitted his boyhood club against his new team, and they played out a 0-0 draw at San Siro last night.
Tonali got an excellent reception from the fans who chanted his name and he clapped them in return, while the midfielder posted on Instagram: “An incredible feeling to return to what was my home. Thank you all for your love. One point important in a difficult stage. Let’s look forward!”
Under his post, Rade Krunic replied: “It’s still your home and will always be.”