Florian Thauvin finally signed for Newcastle after a few years of near misses and accompanying him at St James Park was girlfriend Charlotte Pirroni.
She caused a stir when she used her social media accounts to post pictures of herself and United’s latest signing.
A photo taken in the Newcastle United dressing room showed Charlotte Pirroni holding up a Newcastle shirt with her partner’s name and number (20) on it, along with this caption on the Twitter message:
“A new life begins for us my love – Newcastle.”
United could have landed themselves an awful lot of exposure with the new signing, as Thauvin and the love of his life are big news, especially back in France.
One of the country’s most talked about young players and Charlotte Pirroni famous in her own right.
Voted Miss French Riviera (Cote D’Azur) last year, there was outrage over the Channel when Pirroni lost out in the Miss France finals after being the overwhelming favourite to land the title.
She also has a big sporting legacy with her grandfather Louis Pirroni having played for and managed Monaco, plus Charlotte Pirroni plays basketball at a high level.
Let’s hope Florian Thauvin makes headlines for all the right reasons on the pitch, anything else is a bonus with the Toon’s modern day version of Posh and Becks.