Confirmed – Ex-NUFC flop now leading the scoring charts across Europe’s top five leagues

As highlighted by Sky Sports, former Newcastle flop Florian Thauvin is currently the top scoring player across Europe’s top five leagues – having bagged six goals in Marseille’s opening their opening six games of the new Ligue 1 season.

The Frenchman signed at St James’ Park for £13m in the summer 2015, however he went on to make just 16 appearances (most coming from the bench), seeing him return to Marseille in January 2016.

Since then, he’s never looked back. He’s scored over 40 goals across his last two seasons in Ligue 1, earned a place in France’s World Cup winning squad and has started the new season superbly, scoring six goals in six games.

He’s currently the top scorer across Europe’s top five leagues, with no one in France, Spain, Germany, Italy and England scoring more than the Frenchman:

It felt like he never wanted to be at Newcastle, so I’m not sure if it would’ve worked out for him had he stayed, however you can’t help but feel ounce of regret when you see just how good he looks now.

Just look at this goal:

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “Confirmed – Ex-NUFC flop now leading the scoring charts across Europe’s top five leagues

  1. Oh wait, another attacking player not given a chance by Benitez, hardly surprising news is it that he is banging in the goals elsewhere in a team that attacks, and it’s not just this season he did the same last, mind you we have Mitrovic in the PL doing the same 😬

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