Newcastle Target To Remain In France Until The Summer

We had reported yesterday morning that Newcastle had made a bid of €3M for Bastia’s top French midfielder Florian Thauvin, and the Bastia Chairman had promised a quick response to Newcastle’s bid, and he’s given it and says the club have turned down the  offer,  and the 19 year-old will now stay in France until the summer.

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Florian Thauvin – straying at Bastia until the summer

This is the translation of the piece in L’Equipe today:

Coveted by Lille , Newcastle and Arsenal , Florian Thauvin will remain in Corsica until the end of the season.

This is what Marie-Pierre Geronimi, the President of Basta had to say:

              “Florian Thauvin has had one concrete offer from the English Newcastle up to 3 million euros, which we refused.” “However, he did not wish to extend his contract with the club Bastia,”

The  Bastia striker, 19, is under contract until 2014.

It remains to be seen whether Newcastle go back in with an increased offer, or whether they will leave this lad until the summer, but Arsenal are also very interested in the player – and the deal was if Newcastle signed him he would be allowed to be loaned back to Bastia for the remainder of the season.

If Newcastle don’t sign this lad this month- we hope we are set up to bring him in during the summer.

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114 comments so far

  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 26, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #1

    Wecan’t get everyone…. oh well… Messi next please 😀

  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 26, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #2

    ~I’m So excited… and I just can’t hide it~

  • Eddie

    Jan 26, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #3

    I see Rebecca is still available. I wonder if Ashley might be persuaded?

  • Tinman

    Jan 26, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #4

    On Haidara, he has been French international at all the youth levels up to 21 so should be decent. Would be very difficult for him to have got a early call up when Cliche and Evra were in the full squad. I am very optomistic with him. I can see Haidara being 1st choice LB next season with Santon LW. Anyone agree?

    Gouffran will add pace, despite what he says doubt he will score as much as Ba…

    Sissoko and Mbiwa, havent seen either play much but I have heard rave reviews about them for months from numerous guys on here and they have been on loads of peoples ‘sign these please’ lists.

    I hope the fans who go down to Villa show Ashley our support.

  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 26, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #5

    17Novocastrian66 // Jan 26, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    I’m living a dream. I started this window feeling depressed, prepared to divorce myself from my life long love affair with Newcastle United.
    Now I feel invigorated, like our relationship had just begun.
    Just goes to show, you should never and I mean never give up on what means the most.
    I’ve learned my lesson.

  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 26, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #6

    I find it absolutely laughable that some people (mostly on DailyMail Comments) can call our acquisitions this month ‘Panic buying’.

    The last time I checked, Panic buying was when you payed over the top for a player and/or offered them ridiculous wages to sign for you. I.e Remy as a prime example of the latter.

    The majority of our buyings this window have been for a bargain, considering their talent/potential in comparison to the fee’s we would have been quoted for English players of lower/equal talent and potential.

    Wilfred Zaha : 15million. A young player with potential.

    Sissoko -2mill
    Debuchy 5mill
    Mbiwa 6.7mill
    Gouffran 2mill
    Haidara 2.5mill

    Total: 18.2million
    Subtract: 5 million from the sale of Ba
    Total spent: 13.2 million
    3 French Internationals
    1 Under 21 french highly rated left back
    1 Pacy striker/winger

    Thats 1.8million cheaper then 1 highly rated under 21 English lad. Clearly something is wrong when 1 under 21 english player cost’s more then 3 full internationals.

  • archaeomag

    Jan 26, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #7

    You also have to look at the wages commitment, +/- he saved half a season over buying in the summer,

  • archaeomag

    Jan 26, 2013 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #8

    MA consistantly out performs fans’ expectations because he learns from his mistakes.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 26, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    Comment #9

    Archaeomag…Do you have a hair report yet on our new signings? Looks like we may lose Colos mop this summer, does Carr know what to be looking for?

    Can’t believe Sissoko has arrived. Madness.

  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 26, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #10

    As an ITK again your passing stuff off as a FACT. You are IMO playing a dangerous game as many people do not suffer fools gladly. Now I am not going to question you but would suggest for you to tread very carefully about the unveiling of a striker at the Chelsea game….my reason for saying this is that this fixture is on the 2nd February and the window ends officially in January. I think whoever is passing you information is either mis-informed or they are hanging you out to dry. I think it would be best for you to join the forum and talk about our club, and if you do hear something….then you should caveat it. I must confess I was disappointed about the Remy saga when you posted something as a FACT. And sadly you seem to be approaching doing that again. My suggestion to you would be not to post things as FACTS cos’ its highly irritating. Sorry for the rant just some friendly advise.

  • archaeomag

    Jan 26, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #11

    A lot of hard tackling Tiote cuts – not impressed, Rippy Van Winklestien and Bang don’t live up to their names – but pleased to linked with Adrien Rabiot splendid mop …
    but having Col back is like a new signing.

  • archaeomag

    Jan 26, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    Comment #12

    *Bong – although I would sign Bang

  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 26, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    Comment #13

    Think Sissoko is the biggest signing since Shearer. It has the same volume of gravity. This lad is gonna be a legend and I truly believe that next season we will have a shot at something…..just need to see this season out and get survival! HWTL

  • geordiejamie89

    Jan 26, 2013 at 1:51 AM

    Comment #14

    What is Arshole Wenger rambling on about. The January transfer window should be shut because it is not fair??
    It’s open to all clubs, so how is it unfair?
    This coming from a manager who has the ability to outbid most other clubs, and offer higher wages.
    I hope Newcastle steal the CL spot from Arsenal next season.
    I think Newcastle are working towards that, despite where they are now. If Newcastle can establish themselves in the Champions League, then Newcastle will eventually be in a place where they can compete for even better players. Newcastle’s new five year plan should be two CL spots, and a domestic cup trophy. It’s not too many signings away from being possible now.

  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    Jan 26, 2013 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #15

    As much as I am excited I do think people are putting way too much pressure on Sissoko.

  • 89Norcal

    Jan 26, 2013 at 2:00 AM

    Comment #16


    I think ARSEne is just frustrated we’re swooping his countrymen before he can even identify them. Really silly comments by him especially considering our lack of activity last window.

    Anyways what’s Bastia’s problem, they’re going to get Thauvin back immediately on a loan; they must be enchanted by all the interest and want to keep hold

  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 26, 2013 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #17

    Wenger is just throwing a Tantrum. If anything, things are more in favor of Arsenal, given their position in the league, their spending power and the fact that they are top 4.

    If everything was fair, each club should have an equal chance of signing any player, as it is now things should logically be in favor of the bigger clubs. The fact that Newcastle can identify and attract the players they have brought in over the last couple of seasons for pretty much peanuts considering the price of English players is nothing short of good business, thanks to a well organized and well led scouting system.

    Not to mention those doing the negotiating must be smooth talkers to convince the lads to put pen to paper. The only downside is that we lacked Fifa 12 at the grounds.

  • Kyo

    Jan 26, 2013 at 2:43 AM

    Comment #19


    Colo can suck a fat one.

    Great player, shite captain and doesn’t talk to his club’s fans but thanks the San Lorenzo fans?


  • Kc-Toon

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:24 AM

    Comment #20

    I read that earlier and couldnt believe it. To think he would come out in public to the fans of san lorenzo, before newcastle fans, when hes newcastle’s captain ! I cant see him having any respect in the dressing room or on the pitch anymore, so strip the captaincy off him, and give it to someone who has a bit of passion for the club.

  • Kc-Toon

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:28 AM

    Comment #21

    Wonder if any spanish fans fancy translating that, perhaps goal misquoted a few areas

  • manxpie

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:31 AM

    Comment #22

    PIZZICATOCHAN how about a statement to us his own fans!!
    it’s a joke really he should be stripped of the captains armband after making a statement like that if it’s true!!
    but thats the problem, his silence to us the fans that have supported and payed his wages for 5 years haven’t heard a thing from him HE NEEDS TO TELL US WHAT THE FAACK IS HAPPENING!!!! captain my arse!!!!

  • valle

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:34 AM

    Comment #23

    So we just assume its true because it appeared on some dodgy website?… That said, his father is the one who have behaved the worst in all of this and cant in any possible way be a good role-model for his son. To think he would try and influence him to come to his small time club at this stage of his career seems very selfish and not in his sons interrest at all, he seems prepared to milk Colo to look after his own interrest! I still think that for Colo, this is all about his wife and children leaving him for argentina, he miss them and i can certainly relate to that.

  • manxpie

    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:49 AM

    Comment #24

    valle all collo has to do is let us fans know wats goin on it’s not hard he can even let his lawyers do his statement!
    but there’s been nothing from our CAPTAIN and thats an insult he should definatly be stripped of the captaincy after that letter unless it’s not true but if it wasn’t i’d expect a statement telling us it wasn’t!

  • Santon03

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:10 AM

    Comment #25

    we have signed 5 french players this window, maybe we should be looking other nationalities other than french

  • Santon03

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:12 AM

    Comment #26

    maybe italians like ogbonna, pasquato, quagriarella.

  • Barton

    Jan 26, 2013 at 4:22 AM

    Comment #27

    i’m ITK,i know sweet Fa 🙂

  • cndrbrown

    Jan 26, 2013 at 5:41 AM

    Comment #28

    It would be nice to get some more top notch youngsters in the squad, But we cant have them all. Id still like to see de jong, or the wolfman. Another target option up front?

  • ToonMauritius

    Jan 26, 2013 at 6:06 AM

    Comment #29

    Good morning Lads
    come on wake up, this blog is so empty

  • sachin tendulkar

    Jan 26, 2013 at 6:14 AM

    Comment #30

    Reading defeat hav done wonders for our long term future…The sinking feeling aftr the reading game and now just aftr a week its all excitement..we hav signed four new quality players,kept collo and steven taylor will be fit for our next game..and with every passin day ben arfa is nearing full fitness..Competition for places is wht we needed..and four points from our next three games should be our next target…come on Pardew…just attack the game..i hope perch and williamson will not make our match day squad

  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 26, 2013 at 6:23 AM

    Comment #31

    If we don’t sign anymore players this window.. I wouldn’t be disappointed at all.

    Haven’t been this excited since the window we brought in the likes of Cabaye etc.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jan 26, 2013 at 6:30 AM

    Comment #32

    Is Jimmy Kebe coming from Reading?

  • 89Norcal

    Jan 26, 2013 at 6:32 AM

    Comment #33

    Yeah what’s the deal, blog seems dead last few hours. Everyone must either be partying or recovering right now 🙂

    I’m glad Colo’s situation is sorted out. Tbh if the “personal problems” were his own doing, he has to man up to his mistakes and his responsibilities. He can’t expect us to give him away because his wife is mad he cheated on her.

    And I’m curious how our set up would be with PEA or another new striker. Is Gouffran going to be a back up? I hope we don’t bench him now because he seems high on confidence and was scoring in France.

  • 89Norcal

    Jan 26, 2013 at 6:33 AM

    Comment #34

    Oh just saw we abandoned talks with PEA. Siem de Jong seems like a longshot, maybe this Ricky Wolf guy will do.

  • cndrbrown

    Jan 26, 2013 at 6:36 AM

    Comment #35

    Everyone’s gettin up, I’m off to bed. When I get up maybe there will be another signing

  • ToonMauritius

    Jan 26, 2013 at 6:45 AM

    Comment #36

    let’s hope our special agents TRANSFER SAGE, TORQ TOON and PROUD bring us some more good news today

  • Constanstine

    Jan 26, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    Comment #37

    With this team, good tactic and fan support, we are officially in the CL race, cup contender next season. This is just so exciting.

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Jan 26, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    Comment #38

    Just got in from night shift and going to bed soon but have been reading through the hysteria and everyone seems a lot more upbeat as the should. This has been a fantastic week not just the extra players but the quality of them, that in its self will be a major boost and has created good selection problems ! If our business is done then great we have enough now to beat the drop but a top striker/winger would be amazing ! TOON TOON 🙂

  • pizzicatochan

    Jan 26, 2013 at 6:48 AM

    Comment #39
  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 26, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #40

    Sissoko and Mbiwa are 2 insane signings and didn’t think we could get them in to the Toon but we did along with Debuchy who looks very good and Gouffran could be a real threat…..oh Happy Days


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