Transfers: Thauvin (OM) commits to Tigres for five seasons
A new life will begin in June for Florian Thauvin. OM player since September 2013, with the exception of a gloomy five-month break in Newcastle at the end of 2015, the 28-year-old Orléanais will join the Monterrey Tigers for the next five seasons. The final details were worked out last night, and the player’s intense temptation has become a firm and assumed choice. The Mexican club, which has included André-Pierre Gignac in its ranks since the summer of 2015, will formalize this arrival at the end of the afternoon. Free to engage where he wishes since January 1, the player spoke this Friday morning with his coach and management.
OM had offered him a five-year extension
« He told me about this possibility, explained Jorge Sampaoli at a press conference in the early afternoon. It’s up to him to talk about his future. Here, we like Flo a lot, he’s a pillar of the squad, but in football, the coaches don’t control everything. If he decides to leave, we will regret it, he will remain a player with whom I enjoyed working, for his qualities, a great professional. I won’t even try to convince him to stay, he has spent a lot of time here, maybe he is keen to discover new football, there are also financial matters. Beyond the coach, the decision is up to the player. If he decides to stay, he will participate in a clear project. We’d love to stay, but who are we, after all, to influence decisions? «
Courted since March 30 by the Tigers, who made a spectacular financial offer and played on the course of APG, idolized in Monterrey, the striker also had a nice offer of contract extension from OM, from five seasons, formulated by Pablo Longoria with his clan, mid-April. He hesitated for a long time before finally opting for the choice of a new home port.