It had been assumed that Florian Thauvin would move to Marseilles today, and French daily L’Equipe are reporting that there is an offer from Marseilles to Lille of up to €15M, and that includes bonuses, for Lille’s top 20 year-old, who helped France win the U20 World Cup in Turkey over the summer.
Florian Thauvin – Newcastle have bid for this player
And there has been interest from the Premier League and in particular Newcastle United, Liverpool and Arsenal are reported by le10sport.com, to have lodged official bids for Thauvin.
Liverpool are said to have offered €10M, with Newcastle and Arsenal offering €2M more than that – but is seems that Marseilles have topped the Premier League clubs with an offer of €15M.
If that news is correct, then Newcastle would need to increase their offer to be successful, but given we could have bought Florian in January for €3.5M, which is what Lille paid for him, that may not turn out to be a good deal.
So if we are thinking about which offensive player Newcastle will bring in today ( if any), it’s probably not going to be Thauvin.
And it’s not going to be Bafe Gomis either, according to Lyon President – Jean-Michel Aulas – who has said the French striker will see out hos contract and become a free agent next summer, when all kinds of clubs will be after him.
So who could it be – maybe Andre Ayew of Marseilles who is is a Ghanaian international, and we were supposed to have lodged an initial bid for the player about a week ago, but no new news on what that situation is.
And we suppose we could bring in an Englishmen – yes an Englishman – like England U21 winger Tom Ince of Blackpool – and the Daily Mail is reporting that Aston Villa, Everton and Tottenham are also interested.
But Newcastle need to bring in somebody – and if we fail to do that – it would not be a good day for Newcastle fans.
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