Marseille director reveals desire to keep Milan target: “We all have to work together”

By Oliver Fisher -

Marseille director Pablo Longoria has revealed his desire to try and work with winger Florian Thauvin to find a solution over his contract situation.

Thauvin has scored 81 goals and amassed 56 assists in 244 games for Marseille across all competitions showing just how consistent a producer he has been for them, but his contract is set to expire in June 2021 and Milan have been repeatedly linked.

It was reported by MilanNews during the final week of the summer mercato that the entourage of Thauvin had offered the right-winger to the Rossoneri management, with Marseille asking for €15m to part ways him at that time.

Vito Angele recently reported on Twitter that Thauvin remains a player that the Milan management are attentive to, especially given the fact he will be available for free next summer, and a number of reports since have echoed those sentiments including one from Le10Sport today.

Longoria spoke to French outlet Téléfoot La Chaine about the future of Thauvin, and expressed his wishes to try and find some kind of a solution.

“Thauvin is a club heritage, that’s why it’s hard to lose an important player like him,” he said (via Calciomercato.com).

“In the current situation, he will be free to agree [a deal] with another club and that’s why we all have to work together, club, player, entourage, to find the best solution.

“I truly believe in Florian’s words when he talks about continuity, I’m happy to find an opening on his part.”

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