Florian Thauvin Unaffected By Newcastle Bid


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.



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75 comments so far

  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 24, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Shame cos he’s a cracking player

    He’d look great in a Swansea shirt

    Ha ha ha

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  • lesh

    Jun 24, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #2

    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.

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  • Spellcheck

    Jun 24, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #4

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

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  • TudorCrisps

    Jun 24, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #5

    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?

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 24, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #6

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

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 24, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #7

    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

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 24, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #8

    £3mil for huth that’s a steal

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  • terencelim

    Jun 24, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #9

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

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  • Mr Magpie

    Jun 24, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #10

    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.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jun 24, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #11

    lesh…persuasion? You mean like money 😉

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 24, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #12

    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

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 24, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #13

    wishful thinking Kets?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jun 24, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #14

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

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  • jayphoto

    Jun 24, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #15

    Kets i doubt the club will sign santon….

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  • Mr Magpie

    Jun 24, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #16

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

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  • John Tudor

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #17

    a club ran by shits

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  • jayphoto

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #18

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

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #19

    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

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  • scottoon

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #20

    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.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #21

    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.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #22

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

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #23

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

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  • jane

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #24

    “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!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #25

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

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #26

    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.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #27

    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?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #28

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

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #29

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

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  • Mr Magpie

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #30

    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!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #31

    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.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #32

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

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #33

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

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  • BandB

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #34

    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.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #35

    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.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #36

    BandB
    Typically cryptic. Too clever for me.

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  • BandB

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #37

    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 🙂

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #38

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

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #39

    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.

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  • BandB

    Jun 24, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #40

    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…..

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