Newcastle transfer latest: Spurs winger IN, £12m flop OUT by end of week

first_img1 Florian Thauvin Newcastle flop Florian Thauvin is edging closer to a move back to Marseille, claim reports in France.Thauvin, 22, has started just five games for the Magpies since his £12m arrival in the North East in the summer and has struggled to adapt to the demands of English football.Newcastle have reportedly told the Frenchman he can leave this month and want Tottenham’s Andros Townsend to replace him.Talks have begun with Spurs over the ten-cap England international and Steve McClaren is hopeful of landing him either on a permanent deal, or on loan with an option to buy in the summer.According to L’Equipe, Newcastle will sanction Thauvin’s return to Marseille once their pursuit of Townsend is complete, with both deals set to be finalised by the end of the week.last_img read more