According to reports from La Provence, Newcastle United would be ready to dispense with the services of Florian Thauvin for around £8.3 million.
Newcastle United splashed around £12 million to secure the services of Thauvin from Marseille at the start of last season and understandably there was a lot of hype surrounding the Frenchman at St. James’ Park, especially considering his exploits in the French Ligue 1.
Unfortunately though, Thauvin proved to be a real disappointment at Newcastle United and having failed to make any sort of impact whatsoever during the first half of the Premier League season, he was drafted out on loan back to Marseille during the January transfer window.
Following Newcastle’s relegation into the Championship, it has been widely reported that Thauvin will be leaving St. James’ Park on a permanent deal this summer and a move to either Lazio (Shields Gazette) or a permanent stay at Marseille (The Chronicle) has been mooted as the two likeliest possibilities.
Marseille are said to have recently entered talks with Newcastle over a potential move for Thauvin and now according to reports from La Provence, the Championship side are willing to sell the 23-year-old for a fee of around £8.3 million.
While Marseille are keen on signing Thauvin for a lower fee, the report state that Newcastle are not keen on handing out ‘gifts’ and will not enter negotiations with the French side for a fee lower than the aforementioned price.