Newcastle's Florian Thauvin returns to Marseille on loan

Florian Thauvin
Thauvin arrived wearing a tuxedo for Newcastle's game against Arsenal in August

Newcastle winger Florian Thauvin has rejoined Marseille on loan until the end of the season.

The 23-year-old only joined the Magpies from Marseille last August on a five-year contract for a reported £12m.

"There is no option for purchase within the deal, so Thauvin will return to Newcastle at the end of the loan," said a statement on the Newcastle website.external-link

Thauvin made 16 appearances, with 11 as substitute, for the Tyneside club and scored one goal.

Newcastle have signed midfielders Andros Townsend and Jonjo Shelvey this month.

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