CM: Rangnick and Massara approve as Milan plot move for 78-goal Ligue 1 winger

By Oliver Fisher -

Ralf Rangnick has given his approval for AC Milan to make a move as Marseille have decided to sell one of their key men, a report claims.

According to Calciomercato.com, Marseille have made the decision to part with Florian Thauvin this summer, with his contract set to expire in June 2021.

With Ligue 1 cancelled and Marseille in financial difficulties, the risk of losing the player on a free transfer in a year is too high – something their American ownership and President Jacques-Henri Eyraud cannot afford to see happen.

Thauvin will cost around €20million with a number of clubs in Italy alerted to the situation, most notably Milan and Roma. However the Giallorossi – after the suspension of the sporting director Gianluca Petrachi – appear to have taken a back seat for now while Milan have the clearest ideas regarding their future.

Rangnick likes the type of player that Thauvin is, as does current sporting director Frederic Massara, as it is important to sign players in the peak of their career with international experience to help the youth project along.

As per Transfermarkt, the 27-year-old has 78 goals and 51 assists in 237 goals for Marseille across all competitions.

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1 Comment

  1. Martin Bernhard says:

    Looking at Thauvins expiring contract and the fact that he has been injured for a long time i’ll say we should see if we could get a deal done more in the vicinity of 15 mil. Besides of the before mentioned he has only played 20 minutes all season according to transfermarkt and whos to say he will ever get back to his former level and add to that he will turnn 28 by january so its not really a deal we will earn money on down the line, When that is said he could turn out to be a great aquisition if he does return without any further issues.

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