We don’t expect Florian Thauvin to be at Newcastle United too much longer, with the club trying to sell him this summer, and if Newcastle cannot do a permanent deal they will send him out on loan, as long as the loan club pays all of his wages.
It’s a good question whether Florian will be reporting back to pre-season training this week, but Florian has revealed a little bit about what’s going on and it seems his agent is in constant communication with Newcastle – and probably that’s Rafa Benitez or maybe Lee Charnley.
Florian Thauvin – Newcastle have always been professional with me
Florian has been interviewed in Marseille newspaper La Provence today and he has addressed the rumors surrounding him:
“My agent has had discussions with Newcastle and is still doing so. Newcastle have always been professional with me.”
“It’s a legendary club in England who didn’t deserve to go down. I felt for my teammates and the fans after they got relegated.”
“That was hard for me. I know what I want. We’re continuing talks with the club, but that stays between us. I respect Newcastle and those in charge too much to publicly discuss the situation.”
“I know OM are thinking about it. As I’ve always said, Marseille will always mean something to me. Of course, you can’t ignore their interest.”
“It’s up to Marseille or Newcastle to communicate on the matter. My agent is in talks with many clubs, but it’s not up to me to say something.”
“For now, I’m a Newcastle player.”
That’s about the level of detail Florian should be talking about with his current situation – not saying too much and leaving it to his agent,. Newcastle and other clubs to sort out his future.
It’s good he’s being respectful of Newcastle United and that shows some maturity and it’s also in his best interests to act that way.