Newcastle sign Florian Thauvin from Marseille on five-year deal

• Rémy Cabella heads to Marseille on loan for 12 months
• ‘It is a big honour to know Newcastle have been after me for such a long time’

Newcastle United have signed the Marseille winger Florian Thauvin on a five-year contract. The 22-year-old Frenchman came through a medical on Wednesday and committed to the club until 2020.

As part of the deal to bring Thauvin to St James’ Park, Rémy Cabella heads the other way on a season-long loan, which will become a permanent move next summer. “I am delighted to be a Newcastle United player,” said Thauvin on the club’s website. “I have come from France to a really big club and am very happy to be here.”

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