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.
Proud to play under the number 20, I'm ready to accomplish with you all great seasons and achieve many victories ! pic.twitter.com/PwPuUFSdWA
— Florian Thauvin (@FlorianThauvin) August 19, 2015
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.”
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 20, 2015
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.