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.
Florian Thauvin – €15M bid turned down
Florian on his Twitter account tweeted this yesterday:
Très heureux de retrouver la Commanderie, le staff, tous mes coéquipiers ???? Maintenant place au travail pour préparer la saison ! ???????? #TeamOM
— Florian Thauvin (@FlorianThauvin) June 23, 2015
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?