Newcastle United: £12m newboy Thauvin starts work as a Sports Direct model (photos)
Florian Thauvin has joined Newcastle United from Marseilles for £12m, with Rémy Cabella heading in the opposite direction on a season-long loan. In summer 2016 Cabella will join the French club for £5.6 million.
Magpies manager Steve McClaren is delighted:
He is a perfect signing for this club – someone who is young, with great potential and is one of the best young players in Europe. He is an exciting, creative talent who can score goals and make assists, and we believe he will have a very bright future at Newcastle.
And no sooner had Thauvin arrived than he was put to work. See if you can spot the subtle product placement in every image from his official photoshoot:
Anyone know where you can buy some cheap sports gear without having to take out a ridiculous loan?