Newcastle United are now being linked with a player they missed out on in January (Bastia confirmed at the time that Newcastle had offered 3m Euros), 20 year old winger Florian Thauvin is now allegedly the subject of numerous bids from Marseille, the latest being £7.5m, and French media sources are claiming Lille would take £13m.
The age of the player and the money talked about would be a major commitment if Newcastle did pursue the player. However, just so long as Newcastle stay in the Premier League the extra broadcasting riches will need to be made available if the team/squad are going to move forward.
“A dog, a real dog leaves us after 19 years at the club….. to join his accomplice Yohan Cabaye” (MD is nicknamed ‘The Dog’ due to his combative nature on the pitch).
“MD is a 100% Lillois (equivalent to us as Geordie)”.
Debuchy; “No one at Lille has told me ‘you have to leave in January because we (Lille) have money trouble’, but if an offer comes along and it would satisfy everyone…I have not changed my mind in six months about Newcastle and England”.
With Lille’s league position and being out of Europe, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the French club also happy to deal on the player now, with maybe even some compromise on the asking price which could satisfy Mike Ashley’s need for a hard bargain.