Florian Thauvin is already a close friend of OM’s new coach Jorge Sampaoli. But the player’s contract expires next June and several clubs are jostling for his signature.
OM: 4 renowned clubs positioned for Thauvin
Florian Thauvin is in talks with Marseille to extend his contract, but there is still no agreement between the parties. The new Marseille coach hopes to be able to count on the French striker next season. “I consider Florian a great player. I want him to find his level. To be able to count on him. He respects the club well. This season has not been the best for him. But we know what he is worth. I hope I can count on him. Because he is a key player,” he said.
I’m not sure what the future holds for me at Olympique the Marseille,” he said in a press conference. “Concerning my future, to be honest, I have no idea. One thing is certain, I have always had a very good relationship with Pablo Longoria. We’ll see what happens in the future, but I don’t know more than that,” he said on 12 March. As we await the opening of the summer market, Calcio Mercato has taken stock of the 28-year-old’s suitors. The transalpine media outlet mentions several clubs in ambush to get him for free at the end of his contract, in three and a half months. These include Sevilla and Valencia in Spain’s La Liga, AC Milan in Serie A and Leicester City in the Premier League.
A €3m salary and a four-year contract on offer?
Confirming negotiations between OM management and Florian Thauvin, Italian mercato journalist Nicolo Schira has learned that Longoria has offered a salary of €3m per year and a long lease of four more seasons, until the end of June 2025, to the 2018 world champion. This season, the Orleans native has played 28 games for the Olympians in Ligue 1. He scored 8 goals and provided 7 assists in the league. He also played in all 6 games of the group stage of the Champions League, but without being decisive.