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:
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) September 25, 2018
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:
— Olympique de Marseille (@OM_Officiel) September 17, 2018