Newcastle United are finally close to sanctioning the departure of Florian Thauvin as the French international is set to undergo a medical with Lazio this week, according to reports from The Chronicle.
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the future of Florian Thauvin this summer but it finally seems like the winger will be put out of his misery.
According to reports from the Chronicle, Italian giants Lazio have managed to agree a deal with Newcastle for Thauvin and the 23-year-old will now be completing a medical in Rome this week before finalizing the transfer.
The exact details of the deal have not been revealed by the report but it looks like Thauvin will be joining Lazio on a season long loan, with the option of turning the transfer into a permanent one next summer.
Thauvin is undoubtedly an extremely talented young player but it has to be said that his time at Newcastle following a £12 million move from Marseille last summer has proven to be an unmitigated disaster and the transfer to Lazio is probably beneficial for all three parties involved.