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Newcastle United set to complete £12m Florian Thauvin signing

Newcastle United are set to secure the signing of Marseille youngster Florian Thauvin according to the Daily Mirror.

The 22-year-old French winger’s arrival would take the Magpies spending past the £50m mark with owner Mike Ashley keen to back new boss Steve McClaren.

Thauvin moved to Marseille from Corsican side Bastia two years ago and has been a real threat in the final third for the Stade Velodrome side.

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A move to capture Thauvin could make the former French Under 21 international McClaren’s fifth summer signing following the additions of Chancel Mbemba, Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ivan Toney.

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