In the same way that it did in the past with the arrival of André-Pierre Gignac, Tigres UANL once again breaks the market with a contract that bursts the Liga MX. At 28 years old and after scrapping offers from the old continent, Florian Thauvin becomes a new reinforcement of Tigres as of next July. This is everything you need to know about the world champion in Russia 2018.
"Profile Tigres is to believe that it is always possible. Welcome Florian Thauvin", dictated the social networks of the club about who is called to be its next star. Born on January 26, 1993 in Orleans, the career of this skilled Frenchman has been marked by making his debut in the French second division and touching the sky by winning the World Cup.
Part of the lower divisions of Grenoble, Thauvin took his first steps in the 2010-2011 season when at 18 he began his path in football in a Ligue 2 match against Vannes. After 2 years of experience, he blew up the entire French second division, becoming the figure of a Bastia who achieved promotion.
The skilled left-hander quickly stood out in one of the major European leagues with his dribbling and shooting from outside the area. Lille became the owner of his pass for 3.5 million euros and secured a future sale to Marseille for 12 million euros that excited the French giant with the new pearl of Ligue One. Although he did not have a good first step at the Velodrome , slowly he was gaining confidence and accolades on the part of one of the most demanding fans of the championship.
They were 3 years full of magic with the only team that won the Champions League in France. For 18 million euros, Newcastle was made with his signing in one of the highest operations in the history of the Hurracas in the 21st century. Unfortunately, Thauvin could not adapt to the hectic game of the Premier and after only 6 months, he was returning home.
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Far from being depressed by his failure in England, the winger began to show that what happened on the islands was just a mirage. Leading Marseille for 5 and a half years in a PSG-dominated Ligue One, Thauvin won the affection of his fans with 71 goals in 197 games.
Florian Thauvin is world champion
He surprised many that Didier Deschamps called him for the World Cup in Russia. With only a few friendlies on top, Florian was part of the delegation that would end up beating Croatia in Moscow to raise the maximum achievement of this sport. In just 8 years the youngster had gone from running into the tough defenses of Ligue 2 to joining the select group of world champions.
A transfer of 28 million at cost 0
He will have a European salary and he deserves it, although there is no doubt that the operation is a genius from the economic point of view. Valued by portals such as Transfermarkt at a sum close to 30 million euros, Tigres takes a footballer for free for whom several interesting proposals had appeared in recent years