Newcastle United will have to spend as much as £14 million in transfer fee if they want to sign Florian Thauvin from Marseille this summer, according to The Chronicle.
It was reported by The Daily Mail last week that Newcastle had a bid of £10.7 million for the winger rejected.
With Marseille having sold Dimitri Payet to West Ham United just last week, they are reportedly going to play hardball over the sale of Thauvin.
This means that Newcastle will have to increase their offer for the 22-year-old up to £14m to secure his services, according to The Chronicle.
Is Florian Thauvin worth £14m?
Thauvin is a talented young player who is certainly going to add creativity to Newcastle's attack next season.
The left winger has pace and tricks, and his arrival at St. James’ Park is going to enhance the quality of the current Magpies’ squad.
Thauvin scored five goals and created 53 chances in 36 Ligue 1 matches in the 2014-15 campaign, and had a pass accuracy of 77% and a shot accuracy of 34%.
Moreover, Thauvin is only 22 years of age, which means that he will be a long-term investment for Newcastle.
However, £14m on Thauvin is a bit steep, especially as Newcastle need to sign players in other departments and the Frenchman has no Premier League experience.
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