The Magpies have signed the 22-year-old from Marseille, deal that will cost £12 million plus Remy Cabella who will get loaned to Olympique Marseille for the whole season. The Winger have signed a 5 years deal with Newcastle, which will keep him at the Magpies until June 2020.

With Florian Thauvin, Newcastle raises the numbers of transfers to 5 this summer. He could make his debut alongside Chancel Mbemba, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ivan Toney and Georginio Wijnaldum this weekend against Manchester United.

“I am delighted to be a Newcastle United player,” said Thauvin to the club’s official website. “I have come from France to a really big club and am very happy to be here.It is a big honour to know that Newcastle have been after me for such a long time and that they wanted me that much. They have put their trust in me and I am looking forward to playing for the team.”

On 2014 , Florian Thauvin was considered as one of 10 most promising talents in Europe. Former Marseille player , Alain Casanova called Thauvin the new Franck Ribery , as the 22 years old got a playing style similar to him.

Thauvin joined Marseille on September 2013 from Bastia, and since than he made 79 appearances for Les Olympiens , also scoring 15 goals.

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