Newcastle United forward Florian Thaurin has returned to Marseille until the end of the season.
Sky Sports report that the player will return to Newcastle in the summer as no option for a buy-back clause has been agreed.
Thauvin arrived last summer at St James Park and has endured a disastrous few months on Tyneside. The 23-year old has struggled to adapt to the rigors of Premier League football and manager Steve McClaren has only started the former France Under-21 international five times.
McClaren spent a massive £12million on Thauvin, a player who he described as “one of the best young players in Europe” and it will be a disappointment that the move has not worked our for the winger.
During his time in Marseille Thauvin scored 15 goals in 79 games and had won the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year Award in 2013 whilst at Bastia. The French club are currently tenth in Ligue 1 aa massive 32 points behind PSG who top the division.
The arrival of Andros Townsend and Jonjo Shelvey at Newcastle meant that Thauvin had been pushed further down the pecking order and a move back to Marseille could help the youngster regain some of his form.