There have been some raised voices amongst our Newcastle United contingent here in the Transfer Tavern today on deadline day after Florian Thauvin departed the club on loan.
The 23-year old has rejoined former club Marseille on a loan deal until the end of the season.
Thauvin only moved to St. James’ Park from the French outfit last summer in a £12 million, signing a five-year deal.
However, the winger has failed to impress on Tyneside, managing just 3 Premier League starts, and the recent arrival of winger Andros Townsend from Spurs for a similar fee meant that any further appearances would have been limited.
“There is no option for purchase within the deal, so Thauvin will return to Newcastle at the end of the loan,”
Our landlord believes that Townsend will fare better with the Magpies than his French counterpart, who only managed 1 goal at the club.
Newcastle fans, would you like to see Thauvin return at the end of his loan? Let us know in the comments below!