Newcastle Transfers: 5 Summer Replacements For Yohan Cabaye
4. Florian Thauvin (Marseille)
Here we are staying with the same club, but looking at a different player that fits a different profile. At just 21, Newcastle would be looking at potential as far as Florian Thauvin is concerned. Another player though that should excite fans with his ability that has already seen him star at various international youth levels with France. The fact that Thauvin only signed for Marseille last summer may cause a bit of a problem, but it still might be worth the club making a bid since he could provide many years of service. This season, he has contributed six goals and three assists from his 19 starts. Further stats include 2.7 shots, 1 key pass, 1.6 dribbles per match as well as an average rating of 6.97. Its probably true to say that the Marseille player wouldnt be a direct replacement for Cabaye, but he is a versatile attacking midfielder that could perform a number of different roles for Padrews team. Although, he has spent most of his time on the right wing this season, and this also where he has showed his best form.
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