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Managerial change sees Serie A club challenge Marseille for Florian Thauvin – Reports

6 years ago

Florian Thauvin could be on his way to Italy according to reports today, rather than Marseille as expected.

Corriere dello Sport say that they understand Lazio are set to make a move for the Newcastle winger, with even the possibility that it could be a permanent move rather than another loan deal.

Official confirmation is due any time now that Marcelo Bielsa has agreed to take the vacant hotseat at Lazio and has recommended Florian Thauvin as one of his first signings.

The Serie A club are set to lose Antonio Candreva this summer with the likes of Chelsea chasing the Italian international, with the new Lazio boss seeing Thauvin filling that spot.

Bielsa was manager at Marseille and Florian Thauvin turned in the performances under him that led to the move to Newcastle, Thauvin scoring five goals and creating a number of others as Marseille finished fourth in Ligue 1 in 2014/15.

However, failure to get Champions League football meant Marcelo Bielsa was forced to let star players such as Gignac, Payet, Ayew and Imbula leave. The Marseille boss resigning after only one game of the 2015/16 season as the situation was impossible due to the club finances.

Bielsa left on 8 August 2015 and Florian Thauvin joined Newcastle 10 days later. When at Marseille and in interviews since, both player and manager have spoken about the positive relationship they had at Marseille.

Corriere dello Sport report that the new Lazio Manager believes he can get the best out of Florian Thauvin once again.


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