Sold by Newcastle United in 2017, Florian Thauvin now linked with £70m Bayern Munich transfer

Newcastle player Florian Thauvin arrives at the stadium before the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St James' Park on December 6, 2015 in Newcastle,...

Florian Thauvin spent two year at Newcastle United.

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,...

According to reports in Ouest-France, Bayern Munich are lining up a £70 million move for Marseille’s Florian Thauvin following his impressive form since signing from Newcastle United.

The report claims the German champions are looking at Thauvin as a potential long-term replacement for 35-year-old Franck Ribery, with the former French international’s contract expiring next summer.

Thauvin has enjoyed incredible success at Marseille over the past 15 months, netting 22 goals in 34 league games last term, while this season he boasts a record of five goals in his opening five games. His form makes a mockery of Newcastle's decision to sell him in 2017, especially considering the player’s age and how the Magpies never really gave him a chance to settle at St. James’ Park.

 

Thauvin joined Newcastle in the summer of 2015 and made just 13 Premier League starts that term, failing to score a goal as the Tyneside club suffered relegation to the Championship.

The 25-year-old later joined Marseille on a loan deal while Newcastle were in the Championship in the 2016-17 campaign, and he re-joined the French giants on a permanent deal the following summer.

Florian Thauvin of Newcastle is challenged by Ashley Westwood of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United FC and Aston Villa FC at St James' Park on...

 

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