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.
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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