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Newcastle Finalize First Transfer Deal – Player Sold

La Provence are reporting today that Marseille have exercised an option to trigger the permanent signing of Florian Thauvin from Newcastle United.

In fact, the loan deal contained an obligation to buy which means that after Florian played a certain number of games the automatic permanent transfer of the player would be activated.

The transfer fee was agreed as part of the loan contract and is thought to be around £10M which is about £3M less than we paid for him in the summer of last year, when we bought him from Marseille.

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Florian Thauvin last August during pre-season at Newcastle

The loan deal last season for Remy Cabella was the same type as for Florian this season and in Remy’s  case the number of games he had to play was 12.

It’s interesting that Thauvin has now played exactly 12 games for Marseille with 3 goals and 2 assists, so it looks like the automatic trigger of his permanent transfer has taken place.

The question now is when exactly is the transfer executed – will  the move be made permanent in the January transfer window or in the summer?

Last season Newcastle failed to report that Remy Cabella had left Newcastle and joined Marseille on a permanent basis until August 11th and that was only after the fans and the media were asking about the status of Cabella since he was training and playing with Marseille.

Hopefully, Newcastle will be on the ball this time around with Rafa Benitez in charge.

Florian didn’t seem to be cut out for playing in the Premier League and he struggled a lot last season and finally returned to Marseille in January for a loan deal until the end of the season, as Newcastle battled against relegation.

Florian played 13 games for Newcastle with one goal and 3 assists but they all came in the League Cup 4-1 win over Northampton Town in August of last year at St. James’ Park.

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7 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 4, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #1

    Not every Newcastle fan is as daft about Newcastle as some of the people who use this blog. I got talking to someone the other day who said how good our transfer policy was the other day. How great it was we made 28M on Sissoko, 10M on Wijnaldum and a profit on Jaanmat, I think he was a bit thick to be honest, he was genuinely surprised when I pointed out that those three players contributed toward a relegation that cost 135M.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 4, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Jail, my lineup for tomorrow.. 442 formation


    Gayle Shelvey Anita Gourfrann
    Lacelles Murphy Mbemba Gamez
    Yedlin lazaar

    How’s that for strength in depth.

    Ha ha ha

  • Jib

    Nov 4, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #3

    To be brutally frank Jail
    I think the £132 million is a small price to pay for the Rafalution !
    Leicester got about £250 million for winning the PL – that could be us sooner than lateer

  • Jib

    Nov 4, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Mitrovic as a goal scoring goalie !
    could work

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 4, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #5

    I forgot to state in the rules the other day that 35 year olds with 12 year old brains need adult supervision to enter and that is too complicated to sort out, so sorry me auld mucka you’ll have to sit out.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 4, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #6

    To be brutally frank I agree!

  • Jib

    Nov 4, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #7

    three right backs as well
    that should fool Warnock !


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