Former Newcastle United man Florian Thauvin now valued at £73 million

Marseille's French midfielder Florian Thauvin celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Olympique de Marseille versus Metz on February 2, 2018 at the Velodrome...

Newcastle United decided to sell Florian Thauvin last year.

Olympique de Marseille's French forward Florian Thauvin applauds at the end of  the French L1 football match between Marseille (OM) and Guingamp (EAG) on November 26, 2017, at the...

Former Newcastle United man Florian Thauvin has been valued at £73 million by CIES, the Football Observatory.

CIES price-up footballers across the world, and Marseille man Thauvin is now considered to be one of the most valuable players.

Thauvin’s value is sure to be a shock to Newcastle, who decided to let him go after a miserable time at St. James’ Park.

Marseille's French midfielder Florian Thauvin celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Olympique de Marseille versus Metz on February 2, 2018 at the Velodrome...

The French winger moved to Newcastle in 2015, but was sold on a permanent transfer just two years later.

Thauvin never showed anything to suggest he was ready to perform while he was at Newcastle.

The 25-year-old looked lightweight and unsuitable for the English game.

However, Thauvin’s return to French football has been a major success and his value has sky-rocketed.

Florian Thauvin of Newcastle United shoots at goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal at St James' Park on August 29, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Thauvin has scored 16 goals in 28 matches so far this season in Ligue 1, and is now regarded as one of the most dangerous attacking players across Europe.

And Newcastle must look back with great regret about what might have been, had Thauvin made a quicker adjustment to life on Tyneside.

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