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Agent Arrives On Tyneside To Close Deal For Newcastle Player



There’s news today from Italy that Florian Thauvin’s agent Fabrizio Ferrari has arrived in Newcastle in a bid to close a deal to have his client move to Italian club Lazio, hopefully by the end of this coming weekend.

Newcastle turned down an offer from Lazio only yesterday and it now would appear there is heightened activity to try to reach an agreement with Newcastle on the transfer of the 23 year-old French winger.

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Florian Thauvin in training

Marseille and Lazio seem the only two clubs interested in Florian and it seems both clubs are trying to close  a loan deal with an option to buy.

When Lazio’s interest first materialized at the beginning of July this is some of what Ferrari said at the time:

“I do have a rapport with Lazio director Igli Tare.”

“He did not enjoy Newcastle and would be better off in Italy , France or Spain.”

“He’s a valuable player and when a big club like Lazio arrives, it is only normal he is flattered by their interest.”

“But for now there are no negotiations.”

But Lazio have since entered into negotiations for Thauvin and financial terms with the player have already been agreed by the Italian club.

There are different accounts  of what the financials are of the proposed loan deal for Florian.

The Chronicle are reporting today that Lazio are offering  a one-year loan, with a loan fee of £1M going to Newcastle, and the transfer for £9M will be triggered if he plays a certain number of games.

The terms reported in Italy in the last couple of days were that the loan fee was 2M (£1.67M) and the transfer fee was 11M (£9.2M) – so they are fairly close.

This was the same kind of deal arranged last summer for Remy Cabella that had the Frenchman move permanently to Marseille this summer for around £7.5M with Newcastle also getting a loan fee – probably for £1M.

The Chronicle are also reporting that both Lazio and Marseille  are offering the above loan deal with an option to buy.

But Newcastle would still be losing anywhere from £2M to £3M on the above deal, which is why they are  probably keen to at least break even on Thauvin.

Reports in Italy suggest the deal could even be wrapped up by the end of the weekend.

As we mentioned this morning, Florian could prefer a move back to Marseille, his former club, but maybe the wages offered by Lazio are higher than those offered by the French club?

Since agents usually get paid a percentage of the deal,  it’s small wonder if Ferrari is recommending a move to Lazio – and Florian gets higher wages too.

Comments welcome.


172 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #121

    Lr32

    He did that in half a season, went from 5th to 15th, some achievement. No doubt he’ll blame the fa cup as a distraction though. Those pesky cup runs have a habit of causing relegation

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  • manxpie

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #122

    it weren’t dreadful jail for a team in its 2nd season back up and anyone who didn’t enjoy that season has to be very deluded tbh
    martinez was sacked for failing after spending 100 mill in 3 seasons
    pardew finished 5th and was in europe wat would you do?
    where would we be now if pardew walked then who’d we have got under the same shite running of the club?
    its ridiculous to say that

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #123

    Forget martinez, would anyone take benteleb if he were willing to drop a division as spurs have said he can go for 10m!! I think he’s a good player who’ll only get better but have to admit I’ve not seen enough of him to say 100% that he’ll be a success.

    Anyone know more on him?

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #124

    Our Toon, no surprise to a lot of us. Just waiting for the nosedive. I told my neighbour to wait for it. Sure enough at the end of the season he actually brought it up to me and said he noticed. Nostradamus 😉

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #125

    Manxpie,
    For the record I’ve never rated or slated Martinez on here, I fact I don’t even remember mentioning him before except for that Callum Mcmanaman assault a few years ago. But didn’t he have the record for goals scored in Everton PL history whereas Pardews +5 was an all time low for a fifth place finish?

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  • manxpie

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #126

    laurent and an fa cup final but again its not about him its about martinez it was rotonda who brought pardew up btw
    ourtoon martinez went massively down hill with an extra 30 mill spent in that pesky euro season only picking up after they were knocked out in the last 16
    anyways if he gets the Hull job i’m having a bet on them being relegated it’ll be good odds as he’s held in such high reguard by most

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #127

    Manxpie,
    You forking barmpot, if he’d walked after being hung out to dry he might have made Ashley realise he had to get a decent manager in. Pardews ability to make us just about to keep our heads above water in a pool of sewage is what has caused this abject misery that has hung about the place for the last four years.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #128

    I think that most of the Martinez discussions in previous years was that he attempted to play an attacking game, rather than him being the next managerial big thing.

    There was a lot of dissatisfaction at the horrid off the cuff and defensive football that was played before. It was poor football even for the 5th finish. Nicking games would only last so long as it was so poor. The goal difference was only about plus 5 that season I think which spoke volumes.

    As I said before, it was either going to go two ways; Starting gelling as a team and really picking up points the following season, or continue to play underwhelming and poorly thought out football and not get the points either.
    We all know how that went, so it wasn’t a surprise.

    The common theme? Crap football as a team. He’s continuing that where he is now. One of those two wins came across relegated Norwich. Had we beat them at their place I think we’d be about level on points at the end of the season.

    Long live Rafa! Onwards and upwards!

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #129

    wasnt pards given the 8 year deal cos england were sniffing round after the 5th place

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  • manxpie

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #130

    yeah he did jail with a 30 million pound striker wat did we get?
    and thank fusk we got him in january

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #131

    I think the encouraging positive we can take from this is that Alan Pardew is now officially de-rated to average to POOR PL Manager which has seen his credit rating drop below solidly average for the first time.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #132

    Manxpie,
    What do you mean it wasn’t dreadful, how many games did you attend that season, it was forking horrible, even most of the great wins were done with 35/65% possession. The 2-1 against Villa, 1-0 against QPR and Norwich were quite possibly the worst games of football I’ve ever seen in my life.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #133

    The idea was some sort of wacky “continuity” thing that Ashley and his goons thought would pay off, by getting the paid help to comply with his “plan” for a guaranteed salary. “Just keep us on the white line, Alan, and the money gets wired to your account.”

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #134

    That’s right though, isn’t it? We got to 5th against the odds, with a few favourable results from our rival places, and playing some awful football at times. That’s what made it so memorable. The fact we knew we never really earned it. Chronic goal difference too.

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  • manxpie

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #135

    if you believe that jail then i certainly ain’t the barmpot
    the only reason rafa is now here apart from the unbelievable support he has been given since he came is ashley was absolutley desperate at that point in time nothing else no big light bulb moment nothing! he was desperate for us to stay up! carver was our manager for half a season enough said really!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #136

    Tsunki,
    Does that officially come from Munster once rating him as bang average but getting far too much abuse on here but now being poor to middling and no mention of abuse on here?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #137

    Manx – can you do the King Percy dance or have you practiced it in front of a mirror/shop window.
    Be truthful please.

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  • manxpie

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #138

    almost as dreadful as being relegated i bet jail

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  • jimmysmith

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #139

    Ashley has spent, and pretty big, apart from those two notorious seasons for which we are in part paying so heavily for now. It was the nature of the spending that was so flawed. If the same relative level of spending can continue under a Benitez’ remit, we will most likely ultimately do well, but we will have some catching up to do, and it will take some time unfortunately. Ashley may also need to pump a little more of his own dough in to do it, and I’m afraid, like it or not, he’ll have little argument not to, considering what we’ve gone through.

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  • manxpie

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #140

    leicester fans will be livid winning the fusking thing with horrid 1-0 wins against the likes of norwich us and watford!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #141

    Manx,
    I have been entirely lucid in this calamitous affair that has included McCardew, Kinnear and favourites of mine Keegan, Shearer and Hughton!

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #142

    Mr T – it’s official. Downgraded on this very thread.

    “49Munster Mag // Jul 29, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    Rotunda, with all due respect, pardew was below average to poor. if he was useless we’d have been relegated and never got remotely near 5th. I’m glad to see the back of him and am always battering him when I hear his name ladued over here ( yes fans think he did a good job, which he didn’t ) ”

    Pardew was lauded by somebody. Somewhere. Apparently. Over ‘there’. 😐

    Although he wasn’t useless enough to get us relegated, apparently

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  • jimmysmith

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:52 AM

    Comment #143

    Pardew was hamstrung by the transfer policy, but there were periods of good football, particularly when Cabaye and Tiote were both firing. That spell of counter attacking football was also pretty good too. But, yeah, without doubt, too little standing up to the owner, and too much dross as a result.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #144

    Yes leicesters entire season was one long slog of flukes, freak wins and soul destroying, ball-numbing football. That’s what makes it a fairy tale. They may even make a movie out of that dross. 😉

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  • manxpie

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #145

    exactly jail that is my point which is actually to rotonda which is where this convo has come from have a look back and you will see we could have had rafa then but under the same crazy running of the club and transfer policy we wouldn’t have done much better and imo under martinez done worse

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2016 at 12:59 AM

    Comment #146

    Tbf Jimmy Pardew has always been hamstrung by being an arrogant, self-serving insincere chilli-lipped lower league fly boy on the take. Apart from that, an all round good egg.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 30, 2016 at 1:00 AM

    Comment #147

    manxpie,
    We didn’t come anywhere near winning the league, everyone put up with the shite football because we finished fifth, When a stated club policy was to finish tenth, not do cups AND play shite football awhile the lying conman of a manager milked his fifth place finish and two awards to back his paymaster then people got pissed off, not you and Mag52 though, despite the most ardent of Ashley Out supporters agreeing with that you chose to accuse us of not realising who the biggest culprit was. Manx, please don’t tell me you fancy Pardew because of his little shorts back on his cup final days!

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 30, 2016 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #148

    Jimmy, he stumbled across that 433 though, when people, myself included, had wanted to see it for months because it suited the players at the time. Hatem was excellent in that period where the team played better.

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  • manxpie

    Jul 30, 2016 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #149

    tsunki so you were the deluded one then i take it? with catchy
    how anyone can say they were bored, mind numbed, soul destroyed by that season amazes me it wasn’t great attacking football all season but it was bloody great as a supporter proper edge of your seat stuff and to do it in our second season back up was unbelievable

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2016 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #150

    Just a word of worthwhile caution. it’s good to be optimistic with a manager of worth and an owner who has become the beneficiary of sense colliding with financial necessity in a perfect storm. But it’s good to be mindful of the decade that preceded all this, and bear in mind the awful possibility that given a small change in circumstances, Ashley could take us back there on a whim. Just saying. Sleep well.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2016 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #151

    Manxpie how on earth do you classify me with catchy? Deluded by what? I thought the 5th place season was more the result of a team playing despite Pardew. Against the script as it were. Like Matt Murdocks boxer dad ha ha

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 30, 2016 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #152

    Anyway, enough of this reminiscing and neuralgia. Sorry nostalgia. Hmm no difference. I’m off to bed.

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  • manxpie

    Jul 30, 2016 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #153

    haha i didn’t say we were but leicester won the games they needed to any way they could and they went through most of the season with far less possession than there opponents and hitting on the counter! as i said they must be livid not dominating most games and passing the opposition of the pitch!
    was the all seeing jail saying it was shite at the time?
    i don’t think so tbh

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 30, 2016 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #154

    Manx,
    Your love of Pardew just won’t accept it, why you love him so is beyond me? Nobody thought that season was shite, it was brilliant, exciting and even had me submitted to the fact that the transfer policy had paid off despite us not buying a CB, Ashley had no intention of us finishing fifth that season, Pardew along with Ashley and Llambias knew exactly what the plans gorvthe club were, I’m not totally sure if he knew the full extent before that though.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 30, 2016 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #155

    Tsunki @151 I agree.

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  • manxpie

    Jul 30, 2016 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #156

    wat so all the wins were the players, and all the losses were pardews fault so that means the “awful terrible shite” football had nothing to do with him then ah i get ya now tsunki yep totally deluded lol

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  • jimmysmith

    Jul 30, 2016 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #157

    I never actually disliked Pardew personally. He always just seemed to get on with it, and seemed more professional and even quite humble in front the press generally speaking. The players quite liked him I think, but he wasn’t strong enough to wrest sufficient power to his role from Ashley and his cronies certainly. I have been accused of knowing eff all about the realities of the club though, something about being on Mars rings a bell. So there’s always that.

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  • manxpie

    Jul 30, 2016 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #158

    it gets better so they all didn’t want champions league football then a season after getting promoted after losing 50 mill i see wat a plan that was!
    and pardew with his obvious ego didn’t want it either and everything that happened that season had nothing to do with him! is that right?
    amazing how some peoples hatred can mask their judgement

    i agree ashley didn’t like the europa afterwards but you
    really think pardew sabotaged that season on purpose?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 30, 2016 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #159

    Jimmy,
    For a sport that demands competition Pardew was quite happy tof concede it.

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  • manxpie

    Jul 30, 2016 at 1:44 AM

    Comment #160

    jimmy nah your right there but others see him as the devil as he got on with it instead of quitting would love to see the same people if they were set a challenge for a few million quid turn the oppertunity down he was at the end of the day the lowest payed probably in our history
    even the most outspoken player on the planet has said he was a good manager and thats after leaving us under him in unsavoury terms
    but how many of the players he had here have gone on to better things in our best squad ever?

    arfa eventually lets see how he does
    cabeye failed now back with him
    santon now at inter but been whored out
    debuchy total fail

    nope i can’t think of 1 actually but yeah i forgot they were all pardewed weren’t they lol
    best squad ever!! hahaha bloody hell

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