According to a report in the Chronicle, Newcastle United's coaching staff have grown frustrated at Florian Thauvin giving the ball away too much.
Thauvin has had a difficult first few months at St. James' Park since signing in the summer transfer window, and reports covered by the Chronicle have suggested that he could make a swift return to Ligue 1 in January.
Although they believe that these rumours are wide of the mark, frustrations are apparently growing with the 22-year-old.
Newcastle's staff feel that Thauvin has given possession away too cheaply in his opening appearances and, as a result, he has dropped out of the first-team fold.
The stats would appear to back up the opinion of Newcastle's coaches, as he has given the ball away more than any other midfielder in their squad.
|Passes||Passing Accuracy||Appearances||Mins Played|
|Siem de Jong||23||78.26%||5||88|
Only 69 per cent of the Frenchman's passes have found a teammate, and he seems to be struggling to adapt to the English game.
Thauvin has not made a Premier League start since the 19th September, and he appears to have a lot of work to do if he is to win his place back.