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.
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.
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.