Florian Thauvin’s value in the transfer market has simply rocketed since he had a very unhappy spell at Newcastle which lasted only six months before he returned to Marseille on loan.
He was sold back to Marseille for around £9.5M in the summer of 2016 but his price in the transfer market could be as much as ten times that figure now.
Last season he played 54 games for Marseille and scored 26 goals and had 18 assists – an excellent performance from the Frenchman.
We are assuming Newcastle inserted a sell-on clause in his deal back to Marseille so that if he is sold at a profit Newcastle will get a percentage of that.
Florian Thauvin – while at Newcastle
If for example the sell on percentage is 15% and he is sold for £89.5M Newcastle would be due 15% of the profit – £80M – and that’s £12M.
The catastrophe would be if Newcastle did not insert a sell-on clause in his contract when he moved back to France in the summer of 2016.
Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid have been reported to be interested in buying the player this summer.
Marseille President Jacques-Henri Eyraud has told SFR Sport that he will not sell the 25-year-old other than for a huge fee:
“If there is an offer of €80M for Florian Thauvin, I won’t even look at it!”
“He’s aware that OM have given him a lot of support.” “This is not the end of the story.”
“There are still even more beautiful pages to write.” “We’re counting on him for next season to take us even further.”
“He has had an extraordinary season.”
“He’s a great player. He has grown, he has matured, and the coach has helped him a lot to achieve his goals, even to surpass them.”
“The numbers speak for him and it’s a great satisfaction to see him in Didier Deschamps’ squad.”
Thauvin will be playing in the World Cup for France and his value could rise even more if he has a good World Cup.
Rafa Benitez could have brought the best out of Thauvin had he stayed at Newcastle.
But we were relegated two years ago and there was just no way the Frenchman was staying at Newcastle.
That was a pity – but such is life.
What do you think?