Newcastle United have at last agreed a deal for Florian Thauvin to move, according to an exclusive from France on Thursday morning.
France Football report that Marseille have finally reached agreement with Newcastle for the winger to once again play for the Ligue 1 club this season.
A disastrous £14m signing, Florian Thauvin had been pursued for years by Graham Carr and Newcastle fans had high hopes when the player was eventually landed last August.
However, after only three Premier League starts, Thauvin was frozen out of the first team picture by Steve McClaren and returned on loan to Marseille for the rest of last season.
His form improved as the season progressed and he helped Marseille avoid relegation and scored in the Cup final, though PSG prevailed in the end.
Florian Thauvin has started none of Newcastle’s five friendlies and clearly Rafa Benitez has no place for him in his plans, in recent days an offer for Anthony Knockaert was turned down by Brighton as a potential replacement for the outgoing winger.
France Football say that the Marseille move is an initial loan deal but with a permanent deal trigger, with Florian Thauvin eventually set to move for just over £9m as an 11m euros figure is included in the arrangement.