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00:05  09 november  2018
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Florian Tristan Mariano Thauvin (French pronunciation: [flɔʁjɑ̃ tovɛ̃]; born 26 January 1993) is a French professional footballer who plays as a winger for Olympique de Marseille and the France national team.

Florian Thauvin said it was an honour ‘to know Newcastle have been after me for such a long time’. “I am delighted to be a Newcastle United player,” said Thauvin on the club’s website. Thauvin , who will follow in the footsteps of his fellow French wingers David Ginola and Laurent Robert in pulling on

Former Newcastle winger Florian Thauvin has said he made a ‘bad decision’ in moving to Tyneside, claiming he was ignored by the club during his stay in the Premier League.

Thauvin, who joined the Magpies in 2015, told French magazine Onze Mondial that his move back to Ligue 1 with Marseille was to prove a point after his failed move to England.

Thauvin claims his move to Newcastle was a 'bad decision' © Maja Hitij/Getty Images Sport Maja Hitij/Getty Images Sport

Since leaving St James’ Park, Thauvin has been a star for OM, and has successfully rebuilt his reputation at the Stade Vélodrome.

Reflecting on his time in Newcastle, as quoted by Chronicle Live, Thauvin said:

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Thauvin made headlines for all the wrong reasons when trying to force through his dream move to Marseille Lille president Michel Seydoux claimed his star - then 19 - was "untransferable" Florian Thauvin joined Newcastle in 2015. To compound matters, Newcastle were then surprisingly beaten

Thauvin now admits his Newcastle move came “too early” and explains: “At 22, you leave Thauvin has replaced his arrogance with maturity and consistency and has won talisman status at Marseille, a place in The goalkeeper was correct about the decision but the extent of his reaction – kicking the

“Over there [Newcastle], I thought my career was f*****.”

“I came home in the evening and told my girlfriend that this was it – it was over.”

“I wasn’t playing at Newcastle. I ended up at this club lost, no one talked to me. My phone never rang.”

“I had my family and my girlfriend.”

“That’s when I decided to grab the bull by the horns and said ‘I’m going back to Marseille and I’ll make a name for myself’. And that’s what happened.””

Talking about why he decided to leave his native France for England in 2015, the World Cup winning France international continued:

“I made some bad decisions. I can tell you, today, I have a good entourage, and it’s a lot easier for me to feel good.”

“It’s all a lot simpler.”

“I made the wrong choices in the past, no one was there to help me at that time, and that’s why I got it wrong.”

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Ciaran Clark has explained why he left Aston Villa for Newcastle United last summer, labelling the transfer as a “no-brainer”. There were a lot of things to that – the manager staying was a big factor, and then the quality of the signings that came in. “All of that meant it was a no-brainer for me to come

Newcastle winger Florian Thauvin has claimed he will make his loan move to Marseille permanent in the summer. The 24-year-old struggled for opportunities at St James' Park after "It was a loan with an automatic purchase," he said. "After three games I belonged to Marseille so it was almost a transfer.

“Maybe if I’d stayed longer, I could have won a spot in the team, but I wasn’t thinking about that.”

“I told myself I wasn’t playing and I wanted to leave – to go back to Marseille.”

Thauvin claims his move to Newcastle was a 'bad decision' © Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Sport Olympique de Marseille v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Europa League Final

Thauvin linked with Chelsea move.
Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are in the race to sign Marseille winger Florian Thauvin according to claims from the French media, as cited by Calciomercato. The Blues are understood to be on the lookout for fresh attacking talent ahead of the January transfer window and the France international is the latest to be linked with a move to Stamford Bridge. Speculation has surrounded the former Newcastle star’s future at Marseille in recent times as he continues to establish himself as one of Ligue 1’s most productive wide men. The 25-year-old was a part of Didier Deschamps’ France squad in the 2018 World Cup following his exploits with Marseille last season. Chelsea are well stocked with wingers but could look to enhance their options ahead of the second half of the campaign as Maurizio Sarri’s men push for the Premier League title. Thauvin has netted seven goals and contributed with two assists in Ligue 1 this season.

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