From France: Thauvin saga takes another twist with three key factors cited

By Oliver Fisher -

The Florian Thauvin soap opera has taken another turn as it has emerged that the winger could reportedly sign a new deal at Marseille after all.

A number of sources have credited Milan with interest in signing the France international on a free transfer when his current contract expires in June. Considering that he has scored eight goals this terms – in addition to seven assists – it’s not a surprise that clubs are interested in him. Milan are one of them, as Maldini has admitted himself.

According to the newspaper L’Equipe (via MilanLive) however, Thauvin could in fact renew his contract with his current club.  Some important factors have led to this such as the appointment of Pablo Longoria as the new club president and the arrival of Jorge Sampaoli as head coach. They have good relations with the player’s entourage, which certainly helps.

Furthermore, the report adds that no particularly interesting offer has arrived so far which has pushed Thauvin to make the decision to leave his current team. Despite the enquiries, there has been nothing concrete to make him sign elsewhere.

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