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Florian Thauvin Unaffected By Newcastle Bid

3:15 pm, Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 75 Comments

Newcastle are said to have had a €15M bid (about £10.7M) for Marseilles winger Florian Thauvin turned down by his club yesterday.

The bid is exactly what Marseilles paid for Thauvin two years ago, when they bought him from Lille in a controversial signing because Florian had only signed for Lille the previous January.

Florian never played one game at Lille because he played the rest of that season on loan to former club Bastia.

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Florian Thauvin – €15M bid turned down

Florian on his Twitter account tweeted this yesterday:

That basically says that he is very happy to link up again with the management, staff and his team mates – and now to prepare for the upcoming season.

Florian doesn’t seem to be too much affected by the Newcastle bid,  and it’s difficult to know from that tweet whether he is keen to join Newcastle or not.

We are hoping Newcastle will follow up with an improved bid and he’s been one of the players Chief Scout Graham Carr has tracked for over four years now.

It would be great if we can get the 22 year-old on Tyneside this summer – and sooner rather than later.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target




75 responses so far ↓

  • 1 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Shame cos he’s a cracking player

    He’d look great in a Swansea shirt

    Ha ha ha

  • 2 lesh // Jun 24, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    If Charnley was keen to sign Thauvin, he should be in Marseilles now with their Chairman pinned down until Charnley made an offer that was acceptable.

    However, there is a slight weakness to to doing that – Thauvin’d probably need a lot of persuading to join us. Charnley could overcome that by making the lad an offer that he couldn’t refuse.

    Yes, yes, pigs might just fly too.

  • 3 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 24, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    Aparently we’ve been offered N’Doye
    https://nufcdigest.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/premier-league-clubs-offered-senegal-striker/

  • 4 Spellcheck // Jun 24, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Only a sheep or A Welsh tosser behind the sheep would look good in a Swansea top.

  • 5 TudorCrisps // Jun 24, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    welshgeordie I doubt it, I hear you cant get 4g in wales and struggle to even get 2g, how on earth will he contact his olde girl back home?

  • 6 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 24, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    I would rather we signed Austin than N’Doye.
    Thauvin isn’t gonna come here

  • 7 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 24, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    See Leicester have agreed a fee for Huth 3 million ? Absolute bargain we will never get a premier league ready defender for anywhere near that

  • 8 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 24, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    £3mil for huth that’s a steal

  • 9 terencelim // Jun 24, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    No, the club didn’t bid until a bid is accepted.

  • 10 Mr Magpie // Jun 24, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Afternoon all…just caught up with what i’ve missed & nice to see we are all getting on well with eachother again today.

    I see that nothing has changed with regard to signings of coaches or players, hoping no news will turn out to be good news.

    The only positive that i am taking as the days tick away is that the quality of player we are being linked with in the most part appears to be of a higher level than usual, hopefully that’s why thay are taking that bit longer to complete.

  • 11 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 24, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    lesh…persuasion? You mean like money 😉

  • 12 Ketsbaia9 // Jun 24, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    So its looking like we’ll be signing the following:

    Van Dijk
    Matip
    Kolorov/santon/ashley Cole
    Konoplyanka
    Winajdum/Thauvin
    Grenier
    Charlie austin/mitrovic
    Bas dost

    That’ll cost us around 65 million

  • 13 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 24, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    wishful thinking Kets?

  • 14 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 24, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Kets…I bet you get disappointed every transfer window? 😉

  • 15 jayphoto // Jun 24, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Kets i doubt the club will sign santon….

  • 16 Mr Magpie // Jun 24, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    If you could get all them for only £65m then i think Ashley would give you Charnleys job Kets!

  • 17 John Tudor // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    a club ran by shits

  • 18 jayphoto // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Konoplyanka is an interesting one! He was on 100,000 a week in ukraine, can’t see him going anywhere but Russia

  • 19 ilovetoon8788 // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    We are the only club struggling in the transfer window as expected. Lucky i had no expectation at all. If not id be very disappointed. II thinkwe’ll sign 2 players and that’s it. And it would be the money from sissoko or krul sale

  • 20 scottoon // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    It strikes me that we cant even agree terms with a club, let alone personal terms with the players. I suspect in some instances these matters occur simultaneously but often an agreement needs to be reached with the selling club first, then personal terms are discussed. We cant even get past the first stage. Just does not bode well given the club policies on wages.

  • 21 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    It doesn’t matter whether a player is a top player or not. We should not be throwing money at any player. All agents will start as high as possible. We should stick to our valuation. That inevitably means a lot of haggling and walking away and coming back. That’s why deals take so much time and often go to the last day, only to fall down.

    Too many fans say just pay up. Even if we meet QPR s valuation of Austin, QPR will play the waiting game.

    Whatever happens this has got be the most interesting transfer window for NUFC for many years. The pressure is on the tea boy and the old man. I hope they’re sweating.

  • 22 Jail for Ashley // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    So that was the G Carr argument put to bed, cheers Blackley you won afterall

  • 23 Lindisfarne // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Only one first team signing in the top four teams from last season.

  • 24 jane // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    “It doesn’t matter whether a player is a top player or not. We should not be throwing money at any player. All agents will start as high as possible. We should stick to our valuation. That inevitably means a lot of haggling and walking away and coming back. That’s why deals take so much time and often go to the last day, only to fall down.”

    someone living in the real world, rarity on here!

  • 25 Jail for Ashley // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    No Blackley the pressure is on the fat man at the top, the games up, he’s been sussed !

  • 26 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Blackley

    Yep, and using that transfer structure has really helped out our footballing side right? Our valuation of players is always too low, no wonder our reputation in the transfer window is bad. financially that’s good, but how is that good for the fans watching cheap players in our team playing c***. now the finance is stable we need to spend money in this transfer window and with Ashley coming out and saying this himself then they have no room to mess up. Yet this window so far it looks like nothing has changed.

  • 27 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Jail
    That suggests you expect to be disappointed with the business at close of play? What would you consider to be a success? How much minimum spend? What do you expect Ashley will spend?

  • 28 Jail for Ashley // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    We all know where needs strengthening but the bean counters will look at the squad and think it’s adequate!

  • 29 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    YMFfBurnley
    Unfortunately, we overpay for players too often these days.

  • 30 Mr Magpie // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    We will be punching above our weight in the transfer market & making our own luck from now on….any chance, whenever your ready then mike!

  • 31 Jail for Ashley // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    Blackley,
    Not fussed about money spent, want to see at least a quality CB, understudy to Jaanmatt, goal scoring winger and 15/20 goal striker brought in.

  • 32 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    So how much net spend would you consider to be appropriate?

  • 33 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Jail
    You surprise me. I thought you’d be more demanding than that.

  • 34 BandB // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Hang on a second.

    Aren’t we all supposed to be laying off Ashley while we give him his chance to turn a new leaf?

    Not laying off him so we can meekly accept it when he’s shown to have upped the bare-faced lying to a whole new level?

    Don’t be flappy birds. Hold onto your cash until you see the colour of theirs.

  • 35 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Blackley, but if that’s what it takes to get players over the line then that is exactly what we should do. Our club is in no position to be haggling over fees when other teams are strengthening by the minute, we only just escaped relegation and at the rate were going we are going to be going down this season. Especially if we continue trying to sign players like we have in the past.

  • 36 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    BandB
    Typically cryptic. Too clever for me.

  • 37 BandB // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Blackley

    I stopped responding to you when I realised you were harmless.

    I’m taking a break now because you are doing just fine, and I wouldn’t change a thing 🙂

  • 38 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Burnley
    I’d hate to see how some people negotiate a house or car purchase. Then ask them to deal with agents.

  • 39 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    BandB
    You and Ibiza have been quiet. I thought the armchair division must’ve been on training camp manouevres. I could have told you I was harmless.

  • 40 BandB // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Indeed we are Blackley.

    I’d have thought the blog would be awash with people agreeing with you now we aren’t here driving them away.

    They must be on holiday…..

  • 41 spitfire_ // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Why Thauvin don’t want at Newcastle? We have head coach of highest profile ffs…

  • 42 the white tino // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Blackeye and brownring spouting utter shite yet again tosser

  • 43 scottoon // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    I would generally agree that paying over the odds is poor practice, but at the moment there is a propaganda element involved. The club is in dire need of re-establishing credibility in the marketplace. There is an overwhelming need to placate the fans, and to signal to the world at large that this is not business as usual. In these extraordinary circumstances, I think it is absolutely a necessary step….going out a reeling in a big fish with some big bait. No need to change policies for other transactions….much like the star player exemption rules in the MLS. Without such a bold step, I can see this window closing in disappointment as we troll the bargain basements, haggle in our miserly way, and walk away proud that our pockets are still bulging.

  • 44 Mr Magpie // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    I don’t think that the actual amount we spend in the transfer window is overly relevant, what is more important is that the positions we have that need urgently addressing are filled with quality aquisistions & that the squad is of a depth that it is able to cope & still be competitive should injuries & suspensions strike again.

    The only thing i would be expecting apart from replacing sold players with a similar or better quality is if they do have a valuation of a certain player that they feel unable to exceed that the alternative options on players to fill the vacant position are of a similar quality & that they dont feel the need to then purchase inferior quality players which may turn out to be of an inadequate quality to succesfully fill the position.

  • 45 BandB // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    I like the negotiating a purchase example…the lesson is a good one.

    I think of buying a season ticket as a bit like booking a holiday….

    You wouldn’t stump up on such an important purchase blind if there was a chance you would get a wet weekend in Whitley Bay for your cash.

    Which is exactly what last season was.

  • 46 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    spitfire…I think most young foreign kids are asking “who’s McClaren and what has he done lately”?

  • 47 scottoon // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Jesper – I would think that most young foreign kids are asking who is Newcastle and what have they done lately.

  • 48 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    scottoon…touche

  • 49 scottoon // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Sadly I don’t see that changing in the foreseeable future either.

  • 50 TudorCrisps // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    I’m staying optimistic until the transfer window officially opens and then shuts, its just a waiting game but the majority of players we have been linked with thus far are cracking players.

    would you rather sell cisse in order for Austin to join the club? Cisse goal ratio for last season is 11 in 22, could be a big season for him if he stays, personally I would sell him in order to make the number 9 shirt available, what you lads reckin?

  • 51 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Then imagine the combination of both…not a match made in heaven!

    …unless you’re a retired British footballer

  • 52 Lindisfarne // Jun 24, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    YAWN:

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20150624/where-theres-a-will-theres-a-way_2281670_4817412?

  • 53 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    what’s that? is the troll trying to communicate??? bless.

  • 54 Tsunki // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Personally I think Thauvin would be a welcome addition to the squad as we need all the coconut head haircuts we can get.

  • 55 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Well considering we are sitting with 34 million in the bank we never bothered to spend and received around 15 million in January for Pardew , Mbiwa and Santon while getting rid of Ben Arfa and the Rangers 5 we should have 50 million easily available

    That should be spent as a minimum to get us the 2 centre backs , 2 forwards , 2 wingers we badly need and then any surplus should be spent on a defensive midfielder and a left back

    No twisting the figures to include the wages in the deals it should be 50 million on transfer fees we can afford it its in the accounts and thats without the TV money or Season ticket money being touched !!

  • 56 Tsunki // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Ah. Now I know where I went wrong last holiday thanks BandB. 🙂

  • 57 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    LCBP we should have that but can you see FCB spending that?

  • 58 Tsunki // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    LCBP unfortunately the top up of the pocket money is looking like a chicken v egg situation atm, what with slow uptake on the tiny taties. (st sales).

  • 59 toonking // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    we as fans keep on repeatedly telling the word that this club is a club run extremely badly, on top of that we are a club generally known to have not won a trophy for 50+ years, mid table contender at best and based in the north east of england.
    If we as fans see this club in this type of mess why shouldn’t players?

    charlie austin i’ve got a couple of questions to ask you.
    Q. Which club is your preferred club, a one who is champions league contenders or a one who is mid table contenders
    A. champions league contender

    Q. If you couldn’t get champions league team, would you prefer a team with ambition or a team without ambition?
    A. team with ambition

    Q. Would you rather join a relegation team that isn’t in chrisis or a team that is in crisis and therefore relegation contenders?
    A. A one who isn’t in mayhem ATM.

    Q. What is your preferred city the north east or London?

    A. London

    Fans everywher need to get to grips with themselves and understand players themselve view this club exactly the same way as we do, therefore it’s a total waste of there career joining us.

  • 60 Lost Plot // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    Would i be right in saying that Florian Thauvin aint quite the finished article that we expect at our club?

    Watching back at most of his highlights from last season .. He reminds me a lot of Obertan in the sense of never quite getting the end result

  • 61 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Let’s face it Carr and Charmless are rubbish

  • 62 toonking // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    So no wonder everything is going so slow

  • 63 Tsunki // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    If Cisse is fixed now it would be hard to get as good value for the money. Fit and with decent service he’s a prolific scorer. He just needs a bit of support from the midfield which he hasn’t seen for two seasons.

  • 64 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Richard Keogh?
    https://nufcdigest.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/steve-mcclaren-ponders-newcastle-bid-for-derby-defender-richard-keogh/

  • 65 JAMSHA(CARVER SLAYER) // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    We Are Boreing In EPL, NOW We ARE BOREING IN TRANSFER MARKET

  • 66 Mr Magpie // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Thauvin has a lot of potential but has only showed glimpses of what he can do in ligue 1 last season. He would be a decent signing but in my opinion not for the money Marseille want for him.

  • 67 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    BandB
    On your Season ticket/ whitley bay analogy. You’re a different type of supporter. Some of us will act like consumers and dip in on the prospect of the good times and while some of us will ride the vagaries of fortune, the rough with the smooth. It’s not all about the winning and the glory but about staying with your home town team come what may. If it was about the winning and the glory, you would support Manu, and many do.

  • 68 Zero // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Not worth the money, not much better than ben arfa.

    Any news on when the fans forum will be, should make for interesting times.

  • 69 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    zero its on 6th July

  • 70 welshgeordie9 // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    It’s because you don’t support a proper club like Swansea

  • 71 Lindisfarne // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    There are currently a lack of squad positions available, unless some can be shifted, there are only two places available. Which does not include the young loanees. On the whole there are not more than a one or two players worth more than £10M and the income generated from the five sales indicated would struggle to achieve the same figure.

    1. KRUL
    2. DARLOW
    3. ELLIOT
    4. LASCHELLE
    5. TAYLOR
    6. COLLOCCINI
    7. WILLIAMSON
    8. DUMMETT
    9. HAIDARA
    10 JANMAAT
    11. TIOTE
    12. ANITA
    13. COLBACK
    14. ABEID
    15. SISSOKO
    16. DE JONG
    17. CABELLA
    18. OBERTAN ### SELL
    19. GOUFFRAN ### SELL
    20. AMEOBI ### ???
    21. CISSE
    22. RIVIERE
    23. PEREZ
    24.
    25.

    LOAN
    Good
    Bigirimani
    Ferguson ### SELL
    Vuckic ### SELL
    Armstrong

  • 72 BandB // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    I was there for a long time Blackley.
    Long enough to shrug off straw man jibes like that one without discomfort.

    I am not of the view that football is a religion.
    I know you don’t care for religions yourself.
    You see them as being ridiculously about blind, mindless faith.
    It’s an odd, but typical, schizophrenia on your part to hold these apparently opposing attitudes.
    So your appeal to be a member of some kind of football Taliban is not one I can swallow.
    And who says you are a Newcastle fan anyway?
    I can see an Ashley fan…..

  • 73 Tsunki // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Ah the romance of sticking with your home town club through thick and thin. I agree with that sentiment, while it’s to do with having a team that suffers under less than accomplished management either through poor business decisions, not so good player transfers, bad firm on the pitch etc. Any team can have it’s glorious highs and tragic lows, and to stick loyally with your dude is a noble thing.

    However something new has been added to the football equation by Mr Ashleys acquisitonal empire owning us. We are being compromised off the pitch under the yoke of cynical exploitation of the clubs resources in exchange for being ‘ rescued’ from the profligate evils of the Shepherd/Hall era. Now NUFC is beholden to SD. Like a slave. We have been turned into a pure revenue product where the sporting ingredient has been minimised and is entirely subject to how the club and it’s brand can be leveraged to leech money through us. Because we are so much an entertainment product and do little a local sporting institution now we have the right to vote in whatever manner seems fit if the product is sub-par. Cue voting with wallets and feet. It makes me wonder how dire the product has to be before you stop shelling out hard earned money for it.

  • 74 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    I thought that they were moving the fans forum meeting forward? wasn’t it meant to happen before the last game of the last season? Yet another failed promise. Wouldn’t surprise me if they moved it back again considering the lack of signings.

  • 75 Lindisfarne // Jun 24, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    I missed out MARVEAUX, only one slot open then.




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