Report That Thauvin Has Turned Newcastle Down


The Star is reporting tonight that Newcastle put in an improved bid for Florian Thauvin, from the £10.75M bid put in as the initial bid, and Marseilles accepted the second bid.

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Florian Thauvin – report that he rejected move to Newcastle

But Thauvin did not want to come to Newcastle and turned us down as he holds out for a move to north London – to either Arsenal or Tottenham.

Newcastle’s second bid was said to be £14M,  which is what Marseilles requested, and that allowed Newcastle to open up negotiations with the player and his agent.

But it’s really hard to know whether this report has any truth to it.

Newcastle have had three poor seasons in a row in the Premier League, with two of them  fighting relegation,  including last season when we missed the drop only after winning the very last game of the season.

That was our only win in the last 11 games, during which time we suffered nine defeats, some of them heavy defeats,  and eight defeats in a row for the first time ever in the Premier League.

Because of that record and Newcastle’s name not being what it used to be  –  it was always going to be difficult to get players to Newcastle this summer.

And that seems to be playing itself out,  with a number of players seeming to be unwilling to join Newcastle, at least early in this transfer window.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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82 comments so far

  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 24, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #1

    A horse called Custodial runs 7pm tomorrow at Newbury. It’s Charlie Austin’s

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jun 24, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #2

    I don’t care. There’s better out there.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 24, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #3

    If Thauvin doesn’t want to come then sod him

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  • NOVA2967

    Jun 24, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Don’t want him either. Come on scouting team, this dude is five years to late. Shaqiri is free to leave Inter… whoops

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  • geordie157

    Jun 24, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #5

    Get wijnaldum who is a much better player and is more suited to the premier league.

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  • toontall

    Jun 25, 2015 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #6

    Never liked this guys attitude, trouble maker in the making

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  • NOVA2967

    Jun 25, 2015 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Konoplyanka—–Austin—-Shaqiri
    ——————de jong
    ————–tiote———cabeye

    top 6 if we keep willo jk

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jun 25, 2015 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #8

    Like others I’m not keen on him, we’ve already seen what that type of player can do for us in Cabella; i.e not much.

    That said, if true, this is becoming a worrying trend.

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  • lesh

    Jun 25, 2015 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #9

    Could this story have come from Bishop’s office,I wonder.

    It could even relieve some of the mounting pressure of fan discontent over the lack of incomers.

    Just a thought.

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  • musomag

    Jun 25, 2015 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #10

    Sod this I’m going to Glastonbury

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  • lesh

    Jun 25, 2015 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #11

    Musomag

    Enjoy!

    😉

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  • willowdalerez

    Jun 25, 2015 at 1:12 AM

    Comment #12

    I’m not sure I buy the story but he’s the same type of player as Cabella so wasn’t keen on him in any event unless we are selling Cabella

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 25, 2015 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #13
  • Magpie Season

    Jun 25, 2015 at 2:15 AM

    Comment #14

    Good player but looks very lightweight, like Cabella, to cope with physicality of the Premier League.

    Thought Ed said we would be perusing the English market. I doubted that.

    Also, with Austin. If he were ‘that’ good I am sure a club such as Tottenham or Southampton would have signed him by now since they are quick to do their transfer work.

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  • Magpie Season

    Jun 25, 2015 at 2:17 AM

    Comment #15

    NOVA2967,

    Mate, would you want Konoployanka here at >100k per week in wages?

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 25, 2015 at 2:43 AM

    Comment #16

    I keep reading things like lightweight and I can’t get my head around it. Cabella isn’t lightweight he’s shit, David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Edin Hazard, Santi Carzola, Juan Mata are all lightweight but they don’t seem to have any issues especially David Silva

    We had a little fella named Nobby Solano he played when the league was even more physical than it is now. Lightweight is an excuse which doesn’t sit right with me….Cabella is just shite!!

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 25, 2015 at 2:44 AM

    Comment #17

    Our Toon

    you are spot on

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jun 25, 2015 at 3:44 AM

    Comment #18

    We move to plan B

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  • Santon03

    Jun 25, 2015 at 4:19 AM

    Comment #19

    With the same money I prefer Wijnaldum than thauvin.

    I doubt we bid this guy, he is more expensive than Dost. We haven’t conclude Dost transfer and with extra 1million we get Austin, so I doubt this news.
    It doesn’t make sense, unless he was our #1 target not Austin or Dost.

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  • Chris

    Jun 25, 2015 at 4:22 AM

    Comment #20

    Ed writes:

    “Newcastle have had three poor seasons in a row in the Premier League, with two of them fighting relegation…….Because of that record and Newcastle’s name not being what it used to be – it was always going to be difficult to get players to Newcastle this summer”

    Sorry, but I don’t really buy that argument. If it’s currently three poor seasons in a row it means that this time last year we’d already had two poor seasons in a row (with one of them fighting relegation) but that didn’t prevent us from attracting the likes of Janmaat, Perez and SDJ, so I don’t see why it should be any different this summer. There are plenty of quality players out there who’d be happy to join us, provided the club was willing (and able) to match the wages that they’d be offered elsewhere. I think most of them wouldn’t really give a toss about what happened last season or the season before – there are a number of far more important things that would influence their decision.

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  • SA Toon

    Jun 25, 2015 at 4:50 AM

    Comment #21

    If that is true then leave him and move on. He’s a good player, but we need commitment. I like the look of Konoplyanka and Wijnaldum. Either would be good acquisitions. Btw can anyone explain the rules regarding transfers before the official opening of the transfer window on 1 July?

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  • Santon03

    Jun 25, 2015 at 5:00 AM

    Comment #22
  • Santon03

    Jun 25, 2015 at 5:07 AM

    Comment #23

    Chris

    Each person has different views on 3 bad seasons, 2013/14 we finished 10th some will say that’s bad season if they think we should be in top 6 every season.

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  • cyprus

    Jun 25, 2015 at 5:41 AM

    Comment #24

    We met their asking price and the player still doesn’t want to come? DON’T insist.

    Given our new mission: We should be looking for top players who want a career here. And, more importantly, who want to lift the team to the next level themselves. They won’t be walking in a CL team, but they must dream to make it one.

    So, no more stepping stones. This IS Sparta.

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  • SA Toon

    Jun 25, 2015 at 5:54 AM

    Comment #25

    Thanks Cyprus 03.

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  • SA Toon

    Jun 25, 2015 at 5:55 AM

    Comment #26

    Sorry – Santon 03. A little early in the morning for me perhaps!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 25, 2015 at 6:13 AM

    Comment #27

    Santon03,
    Are you suggesting that 14/15 season was a good season, or if not a good season at least not bad based solely on our league positiin.

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  • Santon03

    Jun 25, 2015 at 6:16 AM

    Comment #28

    JFA

    wtf is wrong with you? I said 2013/14.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 25, 2015 at 6:21 AM

    Comment #29

    Santon03,
    Are you suggesting that 13/14 season was a good season, or if not a good season at least not bad based solely on our league positiin.

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  • Santon03

    Jun 25, 2015 at 6:24 AM

    Comment #30

    it’s ok season as we didn’t expect to be in top 6 or bottom half of the table. unless you are expecting top 6 finish then it’s bad season.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 25, 2015 at 6:33 AM

    Comment #31

    Santon,
    We exited the FA cup in the very first round, we lost a then record of consecutive games, we lost more than 25% of games conceding three or more goals, we conceded 59 goals, the fifth worse in the division. Our strikers managed 22 goals between them all season. The season was very deliberately written off in January when we were obviously safe, there was nothing good about it in any way, shape or form.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jun 25, 2015 at 6:52 AM

    Comment #32

    Cyprus…it’s very difficult to ask that of any player when we clearly don’t have any ambitions!

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  • Santon03

    Jun 25, 2015 at 6:55 AM

    Comment #33

    i didn’t say good season or bad season, we finished 10th in the league as expected especially with injuries. if you are asking about performance or playing style then it was not good, i don’t like pardew and i was one of sackpardew.com.
    like i said everyone entitle to their own views of last 3 seasons. As I see it we have 2 bad seasons 1 ok season.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 25, 2015 at 7:02 AM

    Comment #34

    A bean counter would look at that tenth spot and say job well done, TV money banked wage bill reduced, a football fan would look at that season and say what an utterly horrendous waste of time.

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 25, 2015 at 7:03 AM

    Comment #35

    Hahaha people having there views put right by good old jail again

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jun 25, 2015 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #36

    Morning jazzy 🙂

    …each day here is like Groundhog Day! We are so lucky!

    It’s a joy!

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  • Santon03

    Jun 25, 2015 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #37

    ok ok, jail. horror 3 seasons, f#ck ashley, ashley out, go to hell ashley!

    there you go, happy?

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  • mickalfas

    Jun 25, 2015 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #38

    When the instructions are under no circumstances are we to qualify for Europe ,in case we risk relegation ,10th must be a more or less perfect season
    It’s the lack of ambition to push on to greater things that’s the worry

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  • jazzyp

    Jun 25, 2015 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #39

    Jesper
    Morning matey how are we today.
    Question …..out of all players linked who would you like brought into the club ???

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 25, 2015 at 7:14 AM

    Comment #40

    Jazzyp,
    What’s the point in a blog if you just accept what somebody else is saying if you don’t agree with it !

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