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Newcastle winger Florian Thauvin claims he will make Marseille loan move permanent

Florian Thauvin
Image: Florian Thauvin could stay in France

Newcastle winger Florian Thauvin has claimed he will make his loan move to Marseille permanent in the summer.

The 24-year-old struggled for opportunities at St James' Park after joining the Magpies from Marseille on a five-year deal in August 2015.

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After ending the 2015-16 season back at his former club, Thauvin returned this term and has netted 10 goals to win a call-up to the France squad.

And, speaking to RMC Sport in his homeland, Thauvin revealed he only needed to start three matches for Marseille to know he didn't want to go back to Newcastle.

"It was a loan with an automatic purchase," he said. "After three games I belonged to Marseille so it was almost a transfer.

"No doubt, I'll be at Marseille next season."

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