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Thauvin turned down a big rival for OM

Party in Tigres (Mexico) this summer, Florian Thauvin revealed to have been approached by Lyon but did not feel capable of joining a rival of OM.

Florian Thauvin wanted to remain loyal to Olympique de Marseille. At the end of his contract with the Marseille club, the French international will join the Mexican Championship and the Tigers for a period of five years.

In an interview with RMC Sport, Thauvin revealed that he had refused to join OL. “I had the opportunity to go to Lyon, but I didn’t feel able to do that. When you’re Marseillais one day, you’re Marseillais forever (…) I had the possibility of staying in Europe, of going to rival clubs. But I didn’t necessarily want that, ”he said.

Thauvin did not want to imitate Valbuena

The 2018 World Champion notably took as an example the choice of Mathieu Valbuena to join Lyon after having exploded at OM. ” He lived it very badly, it was hard for him, said Thauvin. I do things with the heart. When I interact with a club and its leaders, I have to feel something. This is what happened during my interview with the Tigers. Say It’s good that it’s not so close and that I don’t have to face OM. “

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