Thauvin Fee And Conditions Of Deal Too Good To Refuse

It looks like it’s a done deal according to RMC Sport in France that this week it will be announced that Florian Thauvin will sign for Newcastle and Remy Cabella will go the other way and the deal will cost Newcastle €17M – which is around £12M – and Marseilles get Remy Cabella for the season on loan with an option to buy.

When Newcastle brought in Cabella last summer, Marseilles were one of the clubs who were after him.

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Florian Thauvin in action against Juventus in pre-season

The offer is that Newcastle will pay the full €17M upfront immediately, and that will put big money in the coffers of Marseilles.

After Reims beat Marseilles 1-0 the Marseilles President Vincent Labrune was seen talking to Thauvin on the bench at length, and it’s being reported he was telling the 22 year-old that Newcastle’s offer was too good to turn down.

It’s also thought that the resignation of head coach Marcelo Bielsa last week after losing the first game helped this deal go through, since Marcelo opposed the deal while he was still at Marseilles.

The deal is good for Marseilles because they have already lost a number of players this summer including Andre Ayew who went to Swansea as a free agent and scored against us on Saturday.

Striker Andre-Pierre Gignac also left to join Mexican side join Tigres UANL and rather than another £3M it seemed a good deal for Marseilles to get Remy Cabella on loan, a player they have liked for a few years now.

So instead of Newcastle going higher on the fee – Marseilles are reported to have wanted £15M for Florian – they have thrown in Remy Cabella on a one year loan deal.

But it’s a risk for Newcastle, who will have to hope that Thauvin can quickly adapt to the conditions of English football, which Remy Cabella failed to do last season.

We had hoped that Remy would have been given a chance this season, but we suppose it’s not to be, and if this deal goes through it looks like Cabella’s future at Newcastle is over.

The deal is expected to be completed this week.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Would sooner have a young, mobile, powerhouse of a CB to be honest!!

  • Graeme

    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Oooops, sorry Jail

    Ashley Out lol

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Is Mitro overweight or is this his fighting weight?

  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Graeme…if only someone had mentioned a CB sooner…

  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Not seen much of him if I’m honest, reports are good to mixed so hope he can settle.

    As for cabella rather be had another season with is but there could be a number of reasons for him to want to leave, footballing or personal.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #6

    So Ayew went to Swansea on a free and we couldn’t or wouldn’t compete?

  • Malackay

    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Abedennour and Thauvin would round of a cracking transfer window. But we MUST get a new CB and LB!

  • BeeGuy

    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Is this guy big enough, fast enough and strong enough for the EPL?

  • Mag_jack

    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Apparently we are going in for a defender after Thauvin is signed. Jetro willems was appeantly on tyneside on the 10th August. Maybe it’s him?

  • Graeme

    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #10

    Ibiza – but who would have thunk that in only 2 weeks of the new season, we discover that our defence isn’t quite what is required!!!

    Maybe they should have checked the “Goals Against” column – evidently we average over 60 for the last three seasons. I think there was possibly a clue missed there!!!

  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #11

    I have had a renewed sense of optimism since Mc came in and we started to spend some money and declare ambition.
    However after watching Swansea tear us apart in such a clinical fashion, and some of the other mid table teams strengthening their squads with decent players, it appears that we will still be lagging way behind unless by some miracle we buy a world class CB , LB, and a proper winger.

    This season is still a wait and see but I think by January we will need more restructuring to just finish mid table.

    This is coming from an eternal optimist.

  • nufc 11

    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #12

    Would rather we put the extra money together and signed Bolaise. This fella is your typical Le Sulk these kind of players are deathremental to team spirit. We need whole hearted team players like Matt Philips and Austin that will give their all. You’d have to wonder if someone from Arsenal was on the phone saying sign him now and if he does well in 18months wel double your profit on him. It makes no sense to me to take this sulkie frenchman on when our defence is in chaos tho we are talking about the same people who saw fit to resign colo. Logic defies believe sometimes.

  • ToonAndy

    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #13

    I’ve never been too excited about the prospect of signing Thauvin… But I think he would be twice as effective as Sissoko on that right wing!… Sissoko is massively over rated… If honestly get rid…. Thauvin, Abdennour and a creative defensive mid in the shape of Cabaye… Then we actually have a quality team!



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  • jayphoto

    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #14

    @beegee – Thauvin is definitely big enough, he’s near 6ft and he’s definitely fast enough.
    Juries out on the strength, he’s not particularly strong.
    Very clean striker of a ball though, good end product, huge stamina and energy and a tidy finisher. Natural wide player.
    For me Thauvin strengthens the side over Cabella. Cabella likes to play central and will be in competition with Perez, de jong, Gini and sissoko for that postion.
    Thauvin will be in competition with Obertan possibly sissoko and Aarons for the wide areas!
    Thauvin playing instead of obertan on the wing is better for our side than cabella sitting on the bench….

  • Our Toon

    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Bee guy

    Is Silva big enough and strong enough for the prem? Is Mata, Sterling, Hazard, etc. The list is endless, you don’t have to be strong to play in England you need to have a quick thinking football brain. Cabella failed not because he wasn’t up to the physical aspect of the league but because he didn’t have the quality, instead of releasing the ball he wanted to do stepovers.

  • jayphoto

    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #16

    The longer the window goes on and nobody signs Abdennour the more hopeful I am we’ll snap him up!
    Rumours are in France that he might be on Barcelonas wish list but would have to wait till next summer for a move…
    I like Mbemba, hopefully McClaren has the strength and sense if we sign a CB to drop Colo

  • Our Toon

    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #17


    Yes ayew and Gomis were both deemed to be out of our financial reach, 5.7m signing on fee and rumours of around 60k in wages is all it took to get ayew. That’s less than what we wasted on Riviere!!

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 17, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #18

    If only you realised it you’ve just described yourself as le sulk along with many of our fans on this blog.

    Thauvin is a great signing and Cabella going is an added bonus as he will never make it in the EPL I’m afraid !

    I’m confident another defender is coming as well.

    Cheer up mate it’s getting better !

  • looizallan

    Aug 17, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #19

    sissoko overrated? Biggest load of shit I’ve read today from a user. Hes got everything and we would be in the championship if it wasn’t for him.

    As for thauvin, I feel pretty positive about the transfer, I’ve been watched a lot of him and he’s quick and gets crosses early into the box, and isn’t afraid on taking on a player and showing some skill, something that we’ve missed since Ben arfas good form.
    Saying that, I was pretty excited about signing cabella, but he couldn’t hack it in the prem.
    I just think thauvin is a bit more of an accomplished player.
    Now for CB and were getting somewhere, come on you cockney bastard , get your purse out


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