Newcastle have bid around €15M (£10.6M) for Florian Thauvin and there’s news coming out of France today that the bid may be tempting to Marseilles and le10sport is reporting that it’s food for thought for Marseilles President Vincent Labrune.
Florian Thauvin – tempting offer from Newcastle
Here’s some of the le10sport report – translated form the French:
Florian Thauvin has been the subject of a concrete offer from Newcastle for €15M. Food for thought for (Marseilles President) Vincent Labrune.
After Dimitri Payet was sold for €15M to West Ham, and Giannelli Imbula’s transfer to Porto for €22M was agreed to this morning, Olympique de Marseille could sell a third player in the coming days – and It is now a serious possibility.
The amount proposed by the Magpies is clearly food for thought for President Vincent Labrune, who had bought Thauvin for an amount slightly in excess of €10M two years ago.
Given the difficult season of the young Frenchman, it would in any case limit the damage of the OM club, and they could still make a profit on this.
At the same time, as OM has already sold well, he is not obliged to accept the first offer came to Thauvin.
How much Marseilles paid for the player two years ago from Lille is arguable, because it was said to be €15M with bonuses – so maybe the initial fee could have been €10M.
The fee quoted for Thauvin that Lille paid Bastia for him six months previously – in January of 2013 – was just €3.5M.
It seems Thauvin is one of three players Newcastle have bids in for – and according to this report, this bid has not been turned down – yet.
It looks like Newcastle may have a decent chance of finally getting Thauvin to Tyneside, although we have to bid just a little bit more.