Florian Thauvin

Marseille

Thauvin keeps Marseille in mix for Europe

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Paris (France) (AFP) – Florian Thauvin struck a late winner as Marseille twice came from behind to beat struggling Troyes 3-2 in Ligue 1 on Sunday and stay in the hunt for a Champions League place.

Marseille were reeling after Samuel Grandsir headed Troyes ahead with just 37 seconds gone at the Stade de l’Aube, but Clinton Njie’s scuffed effort soon pulled the visitors level.

Europa League: Dimitri Payet Helps Send Marseille Through To Semis With Beautiful Outside-Of-The-Boot Strike Against RB Leipzig (Photos & Video)

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On yet another night of continental thrills and spills, Marseille and RB Leipzig unarguably provided the most topsy-turvy encounter by knocking out a ludicrous seven-goal bonanza at the Stade Velodrome.

The French side came into the game trailing 1-0 from the first leg but by 'eck did they redress the balance in the second.

Marseille lose key duo for Liepzig Europa League tie

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Marseille (AFP) – Marseille will be without Steve Mandanda and Adil Rami for the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final with RB Leipzig on Thursday.

Goalkeeper Mandanda will miss four-six weeks with a torn right thigh muscle while Rami, a central defender, will be out for 10-15 days with a calf injury, the club said on Monday.

Thauvin strikes late to rescue Marseille draw with Nantes

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Paris (AFP) – Florian Thauvin struck deep into injury-time to snatch Marseille a 1-1 draw with Nantes on Sunday that keeps them five points clear of Lyon in the race for the Champions League.

Rudi Garcia’s OM had a chance to move seven points clear in the third and final slot for next season’s Champions League, after fourth-placed Lyon’s 1-1 draw at Montpellier.

Thauvin boosts Marseille as Lyon lose more ground

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Paris (AFP) – Florian Thauvin extended his brilliant run of goalscoring form to earn Marseille a 1-0 win over a resurgent Bordeaux on Sunday and reinforce their push for Champions League football next season.

Thauvin headed in a corner from Dimitri Payet on 35 minutes at the Velodrome to match last season’s career-best return of 15 league goals and keep Marseille within a point of Monaco in second.

Thauvin boosts Marseille as Lyon lose more ground

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Paris (AFP) – Florian Thauvin extended his brilliant run of goalscoring form to earn Marseille a 1-0 win over a resurgent Bordeaux on Sunday and reinforce their push for Champions League football next season.

Thauvin headed in a corner from Dimitri Payet on 35 minutes at the Velodrome to match last season’s career-best return of 15 league goals and keep Marseille within a point of Monaco in second.

Thauvin hat-trick leads Marseille six-goal romp

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Marseille (AFP) – Florian Thauvin took his season’s league goal tally to 13 with a hat-trick as Marseille enjoyed a 6-3 rout of rock-bottom Metz in French Ligue 1 on Friday.

The win moved Marseille into second place in the table, eight points behind bitter rivals Paris Saint-Germain who have a game in hand and face struggling Lille on Saturday.

Payet, Thauvin send Marseille up to second

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Paris (AFP) – Dimitri Payet and Florian Thauvin netted second-half goals as Marseille defeated Caen 2-0 on Friday to climb above Lyon and into second place in France’s Ligue 1.

Former West Ham winger Payet broke the deadlock on 55 minutes from the penalty spot after Bouna Sarr was brought down in the area by Vincent Bessat.

Thauvin on target as Marseille sink Rennes

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Paris (AFP) – Florian Thauvin scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season but also missed a penalty as Marseille cruised to a 3-0 victory at Rennes on Saturday that kept them firmly in the Champions League race.

The former Newcastle winger saw a first-half spot-kick saved by Rennes goalkeeper Tomas Koubek but redeemed himself by setting up Valere Germain for the opening goal on 35 minutes.

Thauvin on target as Marseille sink Rennes

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Paris (AFP) – Florian Thauvin scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season but also missed a penalty as Marseille cruised to a 3-0 victory at Rennes on Saturday that kept them firmly in the Champions League race.

The former Newcastle winger saw a first-half spot-kick saved by Rennes goalkeeper Tomas Koubek but redeemed himself by setting up Valere Germain for the opening goal on 35 minutes.

Marseille take second, Lyon beaten by Lille

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Paris (AFP) – Florian Thauvin starred as Marseille moved second in Ligue 1 after cruising to a 3-0 victory at lowly Metz on Wednesday, while Lyon lost to managerless Lille and Monaco were beaten at Nantes.

Rudi Garcia’s Marseille are now unbeaten in 10 league games and seven points adrift of rivals and league leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who host Troyes later on Wednesday.

Marseille take second, Lyon beaten by Lille

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Paris (AFP) – Florian Thauvin starred as Marseille moved second in Ligue 1 after cruising to a 3-0 victory at lowly Metz on Wednesday, while Lyon lost to managerless Lille and Monaco were beaten at Nantes.

Rudi Garcia’s Marseille are now unbeaten in 10 league games and seven points adrift of rivals and league leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who host Troyes later on Wednesday.

Marseille honour cancer-stricken Tapie with win win

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Paris (AFP) – Florian Thauvin sparked Marseille to a 2-0 victory over Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Sunday as home fans voiced their support for stricken former club president Bernard Tapie.

French winger Thauvin forced in the opening goal on 32 minutes at the Stade Velodrome before Lucas Ocampos bundled in a second just past the hour to lift Marseille up to fifth place.

Marseille honour cancer-stricken Tapie with win win

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Paris (AFP) – Florian Thauvin sparked Marseille to a 2-0 victory over Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Sunday as home fans voiced their support for stricken former club president Bernard Tapie.

French winger Thauvin forced in the opening goal on 32 minutes at the Stade Velodrome before Lucas Ocampos bundled in a second just past the hour to lift Marseille up to fifth place.

Payet on target as Marseille hammer Lorient

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Paris (AFP) – Dimitri Payet struck as Marseille recovered from last week’s heavy defeat by arch rivals Paris Saint-Germain by thrashing bottom side Lorient 4-1 in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Centre-back Rolando headed Marseille into a sixth-minute lead in Brittany, while Payet grabbed the visitors’ second with a clever hooked finish midway through the first half.

New recruit Payet unable to save Marseille

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Metz (France) (AFP) Dimitri Payet made his Ligue 1 debut for Marseille on Friday but the star West Ham recruit's appearance failed to pay off as his new employers lost 1-0 at Metz.

The 29-year-old midfielder had come on to a standing ovation in Tuesday's Cup tie against Lyon after 94 minutes with the game deadlocked 1-1 and heading into extra-time.

Balotelli instant hit as Nice down Marseille

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Paris (AFP) Former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli struck twice on his Nice debut to help his new side defeat Mediterranean rivals Marseille 3-2 in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Balotelli, signed on a free transfer after being allowed to leave Anfield, converted a seventh-minute penalty to open the scoring at the Allianz Riviera and struck again to level 12 minutes from time.

Balotelli instant hit as Nice down Marseille

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Paris (AFP) Former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli struck twice on his Nice debut to help his new side defeat Mediterranean rivals Marseille 3-2 in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Balotelli, signed on a free transfer after being allowed to leave Anfield, converted a seventh-minute penalty to open the scoring at the Allianz Riviera and struck again to level 12 minutes from time.

Newcastle United

Newcastle Summer Transfers To Date – One Sold, Four Released – One Player Signed

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We will be keeping tabs on the transfers into and out of the club again this summer and with the announcement yesterday of Newcastle's retained list, we have now let five first [...]

Florian Thauvin Strangled In Robbery Attempt

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Bad news today being reported in the French newspaper La Provence that Newcastle's on-loan winger at Marseille, Florian Thauvin, was strangled in a violent assault yesterday after thieves on motor bikes crashed into his car. The report is the two men on motorbikes attacked and then was strangled from behind by one of the men.

Newcastle Finalize First Transfer Deal – Player Sold

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La Provence are reporting today that Marseille have exercised an option to trigger the permanent signing of Florian Thauvin from Newcastle United. In fact, the loan deal contained an obligation to buy which means that after Florian played a certain number of games the automatic permanent transfer of the player would be activated.

Permanent Transfer Fast Approaching For Newcastle Player

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Newcastle signed Florian Thauvin for around £13M in the summer of last year from Marseille and it was a disastrous signing by Chief Scout Graham Carr. It came one year after another French player of similar build and similar playing style Remy Cabella had failed miserably in his first season on Tyneside.

Two Midfielders Close To Leaving Newcastle – One Deal Agreed

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The pace could well be picking up for Marseille to make an offer for Newcastle midfielder Henri Saivet, who has hardly had a look-in since he arrived from Bordeaux in January for £5M. Henri was brought in along with fellow central midfielder Jonjo Shelveyfrom Swansea, but both struggled to make an impact at Newcastle and [.

Two Newcastle Players Could Move To Marseille

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According to local Marseille newspaper La Provence, the French club may be interested in signing Newcastle central midfielder Henri Saivet this summer to strengthen their midfield. Newcastle are already considering a bid from Marseille for 23 year-old winger Florian Thauvin, which is a loan deal with a clause to buy the player after Florian plays [.

Why Newcastle Star Only Wants A Move To This One Club

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23 year-old Florian Thauvin had a terrible time of it at Newcastle in the six months he was on Tyneside, before he forced a loan move back to his former club Marseilles. Last summer was the first time Florian had left France and it looks like he was home-sick and couldn't get back quickly enough [...

Newcastle Knock Back Bids For Two Players – Not High Enough

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Newcastle are keeping to their word and have knocked back bids for both Florian Thauvin and Cheick Tiote, because they do not meet the valuations Newcastle have of those players. The bids were expected and were from Lazio for Florian and and Al Jazira for Cheick. Bids turned down for Florian Thauvin and Cheick Tiote [.

Report – Another High Profile Player To Leave Newcastle

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Corriere Dello Sport in Italy are reporting today that Florian Thauvin will move to Lazio on loan for next season, and that will happen once Antonio Candreva's transfer is completed. They report the loan contract will include a loan fee of €2M and there will be an option to buy and we also assume [.

Rafa Again Lays Down The Law For Wantaway Newcastle Players

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Newcastle had about five wantaway players at the start of the summer and now we have only three left. Moussa Sissoko, Andros Townsend, Gini Wijnaldum, Florian Thauvin and Daryl Janmaat all wanted to leave the club at the start of the summer and even then we thought that Andros would come out and say [.

Marseille Now Likely To Make Permanent Bid For Thauvin

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The Guardian is reporting that Tottenham are getting close to signing Marseille winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou for around £11M and this could have some implications for Newcastle winger Florian Thauvin. Marseille's finances are not in good shape and they just missed going into administration (also known as bankruptcy) earlier this month by selling striker Michy Batshuayi [.

Benitez Full Of Praise For Thauvin’s Qualities

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There's no doubt that Florian Thauvin has real ability it's his temperament that was suspect afterhe joined Newcastle last August. Florian didn'tlast six months at Newcastle before he returned on loan to Marseille in January after having a rather miserable six months on Tyneside. But the lad has shown some character in returning to [.

Benitez Comments On Florian Thauvin’s Newcastle Future

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Florian Thauvin reported back to training just over two weeks ago like any other Newcastle player apart from Moussa Sissoko who played for France until last Sunday in the Euros and as far as we can tell Florian has trained well and looked happy enough back in training. And he came on and [...]

Some Confusion On Status Of Two French Wingers At Newcastle

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There has been news all this year that once Remy Cabella played 12 games for Marseilles on loan, his permanent transfer for around £7.5Mwould be activated and the deal completed once the transfer window opened officially on July 1st. But there has been nothing about Cabella recently and he did not report back for preseason [.

Strange Claims Made By Florian Thauvin’s Agent

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Florian Thauvin is back on Tyneside for pre-season after leaving the Tyneside club on loan in January, when he arranged a short loan spell back to former club Marseille to get away from what had become a nightmare for himat Newcastle. But the return is likely to be short-lived and maybe the best we can [.

Let’s Hope Another Newcastle Player Does Not Go On Strike

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Rafa Benitez is reported to be keen to bring up to four new players into the squad this week as the pre-season training will begin for what will be a crucial season for the Magpies in the Championship. And we should see all but those players involved in Internationals return this week for pre-season training.

Interesting Update On Florian Thauvin’s Situation

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We've been fairly certain the last thing Florian Thauvin wants to do next week is to report back to Newcastle for pre-season training, after he walked out on the club last January after six months, to returnto Marseille on loan. That was when Newcastle were struggling mightily against relegation, but Florian had simply had enough [.

This Could Be Good News On Thauvin For Newcastle

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Marseille are very short of money this summer and we wrote an article yesterday that any deal with Marseille would not be a particularly good one for Newcastle and that the French club may not even be able to get a loan deal for Florian Thauvin, because they may not be able to meet his [...]

Why Thauvin’s Marseille Loan Deal Not Great For Magpies

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Marseille are in very poor shape with their finances at the moment and could still find it difficult to do a deal with Newcastle to have Florian Thauvin go on loan for next season in Ligue 1. Newcastle are playing hardball at least a little bit in demanding that Marseille cover Thauvin's wages [...]

Benitez Would Prefer To Sell This Player This Summer

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Florian Thauvin was a bit of a disaster signing for Newcastle last summer and he lasted just six months on Tyneside before he decidedin January he wanted to leave Newcastle on loan for the rest of the season at previous club Marseille. Florian didn't much fancy helping Newcastle fight relegation last season.

Newcastle’s Could Be Getting Close To £20M From Marseille

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Remy Cabella is expected to sign for Marseille on July 1st the first day of the transfer window for an already agreed to €8M (£6.3M) and that deal will provide some funds for Rafa Benitez to use this summer in the transfer window. And Remy was out on loan last season and played [...]

Newcastle Could Even Get Their Money Back On This Player

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There's a report in France Football that Marseille will soon be bought by Iranian investors associated with Iran Air for around €100M (£79M), with their intention to invest some big money in the south of France club to make them real competitors to PSG in the French League and be a club to reckon with [.