MX23RW : Wednesday, June 16 21:30:51| >> :600:122274:122274:

Lille: 'Florian Thauvin going nowhere'

Lille deny the possibility that Florin Thauvin could leave the club this summer.

Lille president Michel Seydoux has insisted that midfielder Florian Thauvin will not be leaving the club this summer.

The 20-year-old joined Les Dogues in January for £13m but, having impressed during France's U20 World Cup win this summer, is thought to be keen on forcing through a move away from the Stade Pierre Mauroy.

However, Seydoux is adamant that Thauvin, who has previously caught the eye of Arsenal and Newcastle United, will remain with Lille for the rest of the season.

"Unfortunately I don't have a crystal ball, but yes I'm 99.9% sure," Seydoux told L'Equipe. "There's no reason for him to leave Lille. And the way in which things are happening have merely shown me I'm right. Now, if we give in to whatever kind of pressure, the power wouldn't be in the right place.

"He's making his own problems. I think his advisors are not the best in the world. It should be very simple, and it's a bit too complicated for me. The real victim is Florian Thauvin, who's not playing football.

"It's troubling for him. He's hurting himself. Lille lived before Florian Thauvin and will live after Florian Thauvin. The question that needs asking is why the advice he's getting is so bad. We're in a normal world, he's not being exploited, he's in a rather good club with good ambitions. I think Florian has everything to gain in closing this chapter and putting on his boots."

Marseille are thought to be keen on signing Thauvin.

ID:101097: cacheID:101097:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2340:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Read Next:
Newcastle told £8m for Thauvin?

rhs 2.0
Euro 2020 fixtures
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Todays Game Header Right
1 382411364234183
2 38264886285882
3 38246876423478
4 382210681433876
5 381612105447760
6 3816101252401258
7 381512115554157
8 381412126062-254
9 38157165053-352
10 381211154448-447
11 381210164254-1246
12 38136194256-1445
13 38128184058-1844
14 38915144250-842
15 38119184958-942
16 38119185068-1842
17 38118195066-1641
18 38913164755-840
19 3898214071-3135
20 3849252573-4821

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!