24 hours after the start of the rumors, the transfer is already formalized.
According to the newspaper L'Equipe, Florian Thauvin will leave Olympique de Marseille at the end of the season.
Direction Mexico and the club of the Tigers of Monterrey, where officiates since 2015 a certain André-Pierre Gignac, idolized on the other side of the Atlantic.
On Thursday, Mexican media were already advancing amounts and a commitment period.
Four years of contract with the last finalist of the Club World Cup and a salary of up to five million euros net per year and a nice signing bonus, namely 5 million euros.
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The Marseille club wanted to keep its attacking asset (78 goals and 42 assists) and had offered him a five-year extension.
A substantial offer but probably not at the level of that formulated by the Tigers.
Jorge Sampaoli had confirmed this Friday at a press conference to want to rely on the long term on the French world champion.
“You know we care a lot about him, he is a pillar of this group.
And he knows it too.
But sometimes there are things that coaches cannot control.
There are financial questions, there is the time spent here, perhaps the desire to know something else, ”he had indicated.
The 28-year-old man from Lyon came to the end of his contract with OM at the end of June and could therefore join another club.
Arrived on the Canebière in 2013, when Gignac was still in blue and white, he had not left the Marseille club since, apart from six months at Newcastle in 2015.
“If he leaves, I will retain the great professional with whom I really enjoyed working and we will regret it.
But I won't try to convince anyone.
It is a personal decision and we should not convince or oblige anyone, even if, I repeat, I will be happy if he stays, ”added Sampaoli.