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Big Thauvin Offer Could Be Coming In From Marseille

6:11 pm, Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 76 Comments

There are reports that with Marseilles cash reserves having been amply replenished by the sale of Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea for €40M (33.6M) – Marseille may now be able to make a more than decent loan offer to Newcastle for Florian Thauvin for next season.

One requirement is that they pay the full wages of the 23 year-old which previously the famous French club had been unable to do.

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Florian Thauvin – wants to leave Newcastle

It could even be that Marseilles come in and try to buy back Thauvin from Newcastle in a permanent deal.

The advantage Newcastle have at the moment is that former Marseille manager Marcelo Bielsa is set to be appointed the Lazio manager imminently – and the Italian club could also be ready to make an early move for Thauvin.

Thauvin has made it abundantly clear he doesn’t want to stay at Newcastle, but he is on Tyneside now since training started on Friday.

He’s also said he’s flattered by the Lazio interest which is simply code for “please come and get me.”

Rafa Benitez will take a close look at the French winger in the next few days in training and also talk to him to see if he could be useful to Newcastle in a year or so, when hopefully we are back in the Premier League.

It depends a lot on whether Thauvin would even consider that, but if he wouldn’t then Rafa could look for a permanent transfer of Thauvin this summer.

Otherwise a loan deal could be better and he could return to Newcastle next summer..

With a permanent transfer those funds could be used immediately to bring in some additional good players this summer to further strengthen the Newcastle squad.

So if Rafa decides Thauvin is not in Newcastle’s future, which has been hinted for a while now – he may go for a permanent transfer or a loan  with an option to buy from either Marseille or Lazio – or any other club interested.

Sounds good to us.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Florian Thauvin · Loan Moves · Management · Newcastle News · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours

76 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    Oh oh, a Thauvin blog killer thread, quickly get a Ross McCormack or who were not going to buy thread or all is lost this Sunday night.

  • 2 Mister Tuff // Jul 3, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    I see Jib hasn’t been on much today -think he must still be trying to work out the answers to my mini quiz.

  • 3 lesh // Jul 3, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    Mr Tuff

    You’re a hard man. Give people a chance to answer your questions. Google can only take so much before it turns up its toes!

  • 4 lesh // Jul 3, 2016 at 6:46 PM


  • 5 lesh // Jul 3, 2016 at 6:51 PM


    This damned phone of mine seems to be moderating my posts, cutting out the crap!

    Anyway, you’ve no need to worry about the Blog dying tonight as Sunday seems to be when the troublemakers and head bangers come out to play.

  • 6 welshgeordie9 // Jul 3, 2016 at 6:51 PM

    We should go in for Charlie Austin.

  • 7 Ron Knee // Jul 3, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    Big night for Moussa.

  • 8 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2016 at 6:59 PM

    Ron Knee,
    Is he starting like?

  • 9 Shadow_Shearer // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    Get Thauvin tae. . . France!

  • 10 Nufc-83 // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    I’m happy with strikers now I feel Perez, mitro, Armstrong and gayle are good enough IMO to win us the championship.

    Really want to see a young CB come in who would be happy to be behind Mbemba and lascelles rotating in when required. I feel dummet can offer cover for the 4th CB position (possibly mbabu too). Definately need a good left back to come in and really wanted Robertson to come but that won’t happen.

  • 11 jazzyp // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Take the Wonga and buy Reece Oxford if we wont to build for the future. West ham would sell at around 10 mill and Definitely one for the future

  • 12 Ron Knee // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:02 PM


    From the Beeb:
    As expected, the suspended Adil Rami and N’Golo Kante are replaced by Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko and Samuel Umtiti.

  • 13 Nufc-83 // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    I wouldn’t let thauvin go we only have Aarons and Ritchie for the wings which is clearly not enough. I think he has good quality and the championship could be the making of him like it was Enrique. I’m sure if he played well and the fans got behind him he wouldn’t want to leave I think he feels totally unloved which is why he wants to go.

  • 14 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    Replacing some suspended French bloke, this is his big chance to get Mark Hughes interested in him rather than Tony Pulis, come on Moosa have your seventh good game in a year and we might get 16M for you!!!

  • 15 welshgeordie9 // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    Come on sissoko apart from looking lost, show us what you can do.

  • 16 Nufc-83 // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    Jazzy West Ham would sell are you sure about that surely they see him as a star of the future after breaking into first team so young???

  • 17 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    Cheers Ron Knee, you beat me to it.

  • 18 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    Do you want shot of him Ron or want him to atone for his sins as captain?

  • 19 Ron Knee // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:11 PM


    I hope he has a great game so some club will pay top dollar for him!

  • 20 jazzyp // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Nufc 83

    West ham were reported to be willing to listen to offers over 10 mill a week ago on sky sports news , As he has just turned down another contract offer.
    Would be some signing mate if Rafa pulled this one off !!

  • 21 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    Just left a seriously long post on our CB situation to be told I must be logged in. Not writing it again. 🙁

  • 22 Belfast // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    They’ll still probably say they’re skint.

  • 23 Nufc-83 // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:17 PM

    Jail I’m intrigued just summarise it haha

  • 24 Belfast // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    They sell players every summer and always plead poverty.

    Come on Iceland!!!

  • 25 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Basically saying Mitro and Mbemba were unfairly brought in as first choices when it was too much for them and that we should get an older number one CB and let them two fight it out to partner him, they’ll both get an excellent understanding of each others game anyway.

  • 26 Mister Tuff // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    welsh – your top man Bale – my God he’s an ugly devil. Cannot find anything online but do you know whether he starred in the original version of “Planet of the Apes”.

  • 27 Mister Tuff // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Iceland – out tonight.

  • 28 welshgeordie9 // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    Mister Tuff

    Ugly or not, he’s better than the rubbish England put out, besides as if he cares what people think of him.

  • 29 welshgeordie9 // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Iceland to win tonight, swans main man to score the winner, sissoko to have a rubbish game so he stays with us because no one bids for him and because if that he’s has a brilliant season in the championship under Benitez.

  • 30 Nufc-83 // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    I really like mbemba and lascelles and I think they should both be first choice but obviously would not be disappointed if an experienced CB come in.

  • 31 Nufc-83 // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    Wonder if joe Gomez from Liverpool would be available for loan as he would be a good addition as can play across the back four.

  • 32 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    welshie me auld mucka,
    I want that brainless turd of a six game a year player out of here so hopes ‘e ‘aas aan excellent game boyo!

  • 33 welshgeordie9 // Jul 3, 2016 at 7:58 PM


    Would sissoko be rubbish if he played a full season under Benitez.

  • 34 JP...from The Rock // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Sorry but i want us to get rid of Sissoko. Sick of him always thinking he’s better than he is. Hopefully he plays a blinder and we can sell him for over 20m and use that money wisely.

  • 35 Yo-yo // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    Mister Tuff // Jul 3, 2016 at 4:30 PM
    “Could be a good week ahead.
    Couple of more players signed.”
    Okay will go with that…..

    “Tony Bliar (Champagne Socialist) to get done for war crimes.”
    Let’s keep politics off the blog – wait til Chilcot is published then say your piece.

    “Taffies to get knocked out of Euros.”
    So you’re not supporting our top performing UK team then ?
    But maybe Wales will be beaten finalists…

    “Misery Guts Andy Murray to get knocked out of Wimbledon.”
    So you’re not supporting our top and only world class tennis player for 80 years ?
    As Djokovic is out it would be great to have another UK grand slam winner, wouldn’t it ?

    But, you miserable old misanthrope, I can see that chunky tongue of yours wedged firmly in that blushing cheek…..

  • 36 welshgeordie9 // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    1-0 to France.

  • 37 welshgeordie9 // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:15 PM


    Mister Tuff loves the Welsh, just don’t want to admit it on here.

    Ha ha ha

  • 38 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:19 PM

    I normally support Murray but want Federer to win this last swansong of his and don’t want Djokovic to overtake his Grandslams.

  • 39 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    England are shite, I honestly don’t know how we beat Wales. I think they showed us far too much respect, if they’d known how fragile we were they could have torn us apart!

  • 40 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    I hope Mark Hughes is watching this Sissoko has looked hard working!

  • 41 sing in the corner // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    Sissoko is doing a half decent job. Get ya self in that shop window Moussa.

  • 42 welshgeordie9 // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:34 PM

    32minutes gone and sissoko has done nothing.

  • 43 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    Hopefully for hos sake Wenger isn’t watching and will just rely on a stats report!

  • 44 Jammydodger // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    Giroud scores sissoko runs over and makes sure the back of his shirt is facing the camera and then loiters with Giroud ensuring hes on the cover of papers etc.
    Self publicity cant blame him i suppose but it makes me sick how self absorbed he is, quick and strong yes footballer . . . no.
    As Jp said, hope he has a stormer and gets flogged for ridiculous money only for the buying team to realise how pathetic he is

  • 45 sing in the corner // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    I was thinking he has looked canny on the ball, couple of little runs, linking up ok..

  • 46 welshgeordie9 // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:36 PM

    Sell him and get and another Matt Ritchie type player who’s a hard worker.

  • 47 welshgeordie9 // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:38 PM

    Anyone think sissoko and Gini will still be at the club when the season starts.

  • 48 martoon // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:40 PM

    Evening lads – France are showing us how to play Iceland. With a bit of planning you can nullify their long throws and take advantage of their zonal marking – not rocket science just good preparation!

  • 49 sing in the corner // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:47 PM

    It’s a good job we didn’t come up against les bleus
    in this mood after all! Thanks Iceland! 🙂

  • 50 martoon // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Good point sitc, 4 – 0 it’s a rout.

  • 51 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Woy was totally clueless, I am puzzled how he was so good during qualifying maybe we just got lucky with the opposition where as the Wally with the brolly came up against Russia and Croatia, if we’d had a slightly better group in qualifying maybe he’d been found out sooner.

  • 52 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    Can anybody think of a reason why we haven’t had world class coaches since Paisley, Clough and SBR, personally I think it’s to do with languages and the lack of young English managers being able to speak them.

  • 53 Mister Tuff // Jul 3, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    Yoyo – not miserable at all – Welsh were mocking us – Jocks hate us – and Blair – did you think he was a real socialist – hahaha.
    As I say I hope for a good week.

    Paul Pogba – mind he is some player -got everything.

  • 54 Belfast // Jul 3, 2016 at 9:00 PM

    I blame the annoying England brass band Jail.

  • 55 Munster Mag // Jul 3, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    As i keep saying we need more players. Beyond the ridiculously injury prone aarons, and ritchie, who are our wide players? Beyond dummett, who covers at centre back? Good? Nope, he’ll be injured. Lots to do. Surely 4 more needed or we can call that a poor window, assuming sissoko and co leave?

  • 56 Belfast // Jul 3, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Five weeks to go Munster relax.

    I’d recommend listening to yer Robbie Keane in a limousine song.

  • 57 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    That only affects the players. There is something fundamentally wrong with the system when the best two managers are Pardew and Allardyce. Hopefully Eddie Howell will be offered the Arsenal job when Wenger takes leave but that’s about it.

  • 58 Belfast // Jul 3, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    Fat Sam is getting it if Sir Alex has anything too so with it apparently haha

    His good mate is one of the interviewers.

  • 59 Jail for Ashley // Jul 3, 2016 at 9:12 PM

    Thanks Munster you’ve put your Rafa snare drum away, the season is five weeks away and Rafa seems to have everything under control. No good having Townsend around if he thinks he’s better off at Palace. Let’s get players who are on board with the Rafa lution

  • 60 Belfast // Jul 3, 2016 at 9:13 PM


  • 61 sing in the corner // Jul 3, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    One or two ‘tasty’ challenges going in from the Iceland lads. Looks like they want to take a few down with them..

  • 62 Belfast // Jul 3, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Well his mates in charge of choosing the next boss anyway and Fergie is beating the fat Sam drum loudly. 🙂

  • 63 sing in the corner // Jul 3, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    A few days ago someone mentioned this Iceland chant they do, I agree it would be a great fit for us to chant… T O O N !! ……… T O O N!!

  • 64 Rafa Revolution // Jul 3, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    Let him go

  • 65 jimmysmith // Jul 3, 2016 at 9:47 PM

    I hope Woy is on a long spiritual walk of self realisation and awareness deep into uncharted and untravelled exotic lands, and so unaware of what’s going on in the real world he left behind.

  • 66 Toontaff // Jul 3, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    Going off the useless French winger subject how about James Chester to sort out our ch problems he has been superb for Wales and can’t get in west broms team

  • 67 Rafa Revolution // Jul 3, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    Chester would be a good signing, involved in a swap deal for Sissoko?

  • 68 jimmysmith // Jul 3, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    I don’t think we’ll get Arbeloa, but if we did, and lost no one else, I’d put my house on us basically being up by Christmas. Sure, Thauvin, Rivierre and Gouffran could in an ideal world be moved on, but really there’s no necessity for it at all, other than saving some money.

  • 69 jimmysmith // Jul 3, 2016 at 10:09 PM

    As things stand we have Aarons, Ritchie, Perez and Thauvin if we want to play with real width. If we want to play tighter and get the full backs pushing on we have Sissoko and Widjnaldum, and theres also Sammy and Gouffran, even Rivierre who can play on the flanks. We’ll only get another wideman if one or two of them leave.

  • 70 lesh // Jul 3, 2016 at 10:17 PM


    Don’t forget that Ferguson picked Moyes for Man U. His judgement can’t be that sound, can it?

    And, when it comes to the art of bullchit, Pardew’s have the selection.panel eating out of his hands whereas Sam’s well, er just Sam – they’ll be asleep after hearing a few minutes of his pitch – well, apart from Ferguson.

  • 71 lesh // Jul 3, 2016 at 10:24 PM

    Off thread.

    Theresa May interviewed on TV carrying a very visible handbag. She’s clearly going for the Tories’ Thatcher lovers among the swivel eyed looks!

  • 72 Yo-yo // Jul 3, 2016 at 10:26 PM


    shouldn’t that be swivel eyed loons ?
    Damn your predictive text !

  • 73 lesh // Jul 3, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    And Gove….. He’s got the sort of face anyone could happily punch.

    What an inbred bunch of misfits!

  • 74 lesh // Jul 3, 2016 at 10:31 PM


    Well spotted that man – looks it should’ve been!

    Ffs, it’s done it again! Loons, loons, loons….. Geddit phone? L O O N S!

  • 75 Rafa Revolution // Jul 3, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    off topic:
    Leadsom for PM

    On topic
    Who would you make captain?

  • 76 Yo-yo // Jul 3, 2016 at 10:38 PM

    Mr T

    As a Geordie born Welshman living in Scotland I can tell you that’s some chip on yer shoulder.
    Maybe you’ve got one on each shoulder so at least you’re walking upright.

    There is a world of difference between rivalry, banter and genuine dislike.
    Welsh people hate the arrogance of most English based media reporting of the national teams (and the shite delivered to the English team after they failed was pretty dire after building them up into mega stars b4 the tournament). The sense of entitlement for the international team is pretty sick making given their actual record.
    Scots are the same… though the Tartan Army really do hate the reputation footie fans get from the loony fringe of travelling English support.
    I’ve always supported good English teams and been pretty upset when they’ve been done down – the ‘hand of God’ being a real disgrace.

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