Florian Thauvin was expected to fly into Newcastle today – we just didn’t know what time he would arrive – but it seems he touched down this afternoon, and he will have his medical tomorrow, after terms have been agreed between the two clubs and compensation has been agreed with the player himself.
Since his medical could take place tomorrow morning, there’s even a chance that his signing could be announced tomorrow by Newcastle, maybe late in the day.
Florian Thauvin – landed at Newcastle before 7:00 pm
Here’s what Keith Downie of Sky Sports has tweeted:
BREAKING: Florian Thauvin has touched down in Newcastle to finalize his £13m move from Marseille. Expect him to have his medical tomorrow.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) August 18, 2015
Remy Cabella is also in Marseille ready for his medical tomorrow, so the deal could even be announced jointly by the two clubs.
Remy Cabella will go on a season long deal to Marseille as part of the deal, and then the French club can buy him for £8M or €8M (£5.6M) – depending on which reports you believe.
We are still hoping that Newcastle can bring in a top defender before the window slams shut on Monday night 31st August.
If the fee is indeed £13M as Keith says, it looks like Newcastle raised their price from £12M by £1M and in addition threw in a season long loan deal for Cabella, and that seems to have made the deal finally agreeable to Marseille.