Newcastle fans make their Florian Thauvin feelings clear on Twitter

Florian Thauvin

The 23-year-old has returned to Marseille on loan. Not exactly great business from Newcastle...

Newcastle United fans shared an understandable reaction as Florian Thauvin returned to Marseille on loan on Sunday afternoon.

After the deal was confirmed, some defended him and some suggested he didn't get a fair chance from Steve McClaren.

Most, however, focused on the terrible business it represents for Newcastle. Indeed, both Thauvin and Remy Cabella were signed from France... yet are now back playing in Ligue 1.

They've taken the Magpies' money for Thauvin, then, and essentially kept their player.

Those who feel the 23-year-old will come back stronger must consider a key point: how can Thauvin prepare for a league he clearly isn't strong enough for... by returning to a physically weaker league (and one still inferior in terms of quality)?

Newcastle fans certainly haven't been impressed by the way their club conduct themselves in the transfer market - and there is an argument for Thauvin being one of the Magpies' worst ever signings.

Here's how supporters at St James' Park reacted on Twitter to the Frenchman's loan move back to Marseille...

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