The Newcastle United loanee is thriving in France with Marseille.
Florian Thauvin celebrates after scoring the first goal for Newcastle
Newcastle United flop Florian Thauvin has recently been in the news. The playmaker has starred for loan club Marseille and has just received his first call-up to the French national team.
The Frenchman played just 420 minutes of football for Newcastle United after joining the club in the summer of 2015, in a deal reported by the Daily Mail to be worth around £12 million plus a loan deal for Remy Cabella.
Now he is set to re-join Marseille permanently in the summer. In the summer Marseille’s sporting director Gunter Jacob confirmed a deal was done for Thauvin to move back, as reported by Le Phoceen.
But regardless of that impending transfer, should Tottenham Hotspur consider making a move for the player?
Tottenham are performing well in the Premier League once again but failed in Europe and need more star factor to challenge for silverware.
Thauvin is the perfect sort of player for Mauricio Pochettino and this season has showcased his positional dexterity at the Stade Velodrome.
With fears over Erik Lamela’s fitness Thauvin could be an excellent option. Tottenham also have leverage with Marseille. Clinton N’Jie is currently on loan at the club whilst Georges-Kevin N’Koudou joined Spurs last summer and has been a flop in North London. Offering one, or both, of these players could help barter a deal for Thauvin.
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A mercurial and maverick player who on his day is unplayable, Spurs would love to have Thauvin, a David Ginola type, at their club.
He is certainly one they should look to target.