News today from France of just how much of a pay cut Florian Thauvin agreed, to make his return to Marseille happen.

The winger agreeing a year’s initial loan, in a deal that will see the move become permanent once a certain number of games are played for the Ligue 1 club.

L’Equipe report that Florian Thauvin was on €300,000 (£260,000) a month at Newcastle but agreed to drop to €220,000 (£190,000) a month to seal the deal.

Whilst Marseille are struggling in 17th place with only one win so far this season, Thauvin is thriving despite his £70,000 a month pay cut.

The on-loan player has scored twice in five starts (plus one as a sub), whilst former Newcastle player Remy Cabella has scored once in five games.

Marseille are at home to fellow strugglers Nantes on Sunday night ad will be hoping to start and pull away from the relegation zone after a close shave last season.

GFFN also report L’Equipe quoting a source who is close to the player, claiming that Florian Thauvin had declared ‘I will be the Francesco Totti of Marseille’.