Newcastle United deal completed early ahead of January

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He only made 12 Premier League appearances for Newcastle United and now, Marseille have exercised an option to trigger the permanent signing of Florian Thauvin from the Magpies, report La Provence.

According to the French publication, the 23-year-old’s loan deal at Stade Velodrome has been made permanent with immediate effect.

With the French giants landing Thauvin for a fee worth around €11 million, the former French Under-21 international remains at the club where he’s enjoyed the most success in his career to date.

Scoring 13 goals in 67 Ligue 1 appearances for the Mediterranean giants between 2013 and 2015, Newcastle United landed Thauvin for £15 million in August 2015.

Returning to the south coast of France on loan in January 2016 ahead of signing another season-long loan spell this, Thauvin’s failed Newcastle United career is now over.

Following in the same footsteps of fellow Frenchman Remy Cabella who completed a permanent switch to Marseille from Newcastle United earlier this year, the Magpies will aim to spend their money more wisely should they return to the Premier League next season.

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