Florian Thauvin would have been better off at Newcastle United

Florian Thauvin

Newcastle United attacker's time on loan at Marseille has not gone well.

Florian Thauvin's poor debut season for Newcastle United became laughable in January when he quit the club to re-sign on loan at Marseille.

The winger had cost the club £13 million, reported SkySports, but made only three Premier League starts and a further 10 substitute appearances, with no goals or assists to his name.

With Newcastle United struggling for form themselves, it was viewed that Thauvin would struggle to kickstart his time at the club with results going against them, and Steve McClaren approved the decision to let him leave.

Over at Marseille, it is not going too well either. In fact he would have been better off staying at Newcastle and attempting to see it through.

The French side have not won any of their last 12 league matches, and supporters are growing restless. The anger boiled over on Friday.

Thauvin was hit by a bottle thrown by a supporter as fans attempted to force their way onto the pitch and protest as the side lost 5-2 at home to Rennes, ESPN reported.

He went onto score his first goal of his loan spell in the draw, but it is hard to deem his return a success at this point. He was sent off on his comeback early last month and is only showing glimpses of the form which made him attractive to Newcastle in the first place.

With Newcastle and Marseille both struggling, Thauvin might as well have just stayed put, and tried to fight for his place with the Magpies.

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