The Tigers have already succeeded! On May 7, the Mexican team managed to attract Florian Thauvin in their nets. A news that had the effect of a bomb in France as well as in Mexico. 2018 world champion with the Blues in Russia and at the end of his contract at Olympique de Marseille, the 28-year-old footballer preferred to opt for the project of the Monterrey club, he who could still do a few seasons in Europe.
A daring decision even misunderstood by some. But a choice assumed by the international tricolor, aware that he was leaving from afar for Euro 2020. “The most important thing for me was to find this passion again. That’s why I chose to join Mexico. In Latin America, they are football lovers. After that, beyond that, it’s a professional choice, but it’s also a family experience, there is a great human adventure for me, my wife and my son ”.
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Mediatically, the bet is won
Everything was there for the former player from Bastia to embark on the adventure. For their part, the Mexicans knew they were hitting a big blow, as explained to us by Gerardo Suarez, journalist at TV Azteca Monterrey. “Among the Tigers, we see in Florian Thauvin a player who can provide both media and marketing and sport. Hence the effort that has been made to get him signed ”. Mediatically, the bet has already been won. His signing made headlines in Mexico.
The press was thrilled, as Gerardo Suarez tells us. “In Mexico, we are impatiently awaiting the arrival of Florian Thauvin. Without a doubt, he is one of the most important reinforcements in Mexican football for this season in relation to his age, in relation to the fact that he is a world champion and because, objectively, he could bring to the new coach of the Tiger club “. It should also make it possible to make a nice coup in terms of merchandising with the next sale of his tunic.
Fans are already waiting for his jersey
“His jersey is not on sale yet because the team is awaiting his arrival, which he will do this Thursday evening (the player will be presented on Friday). But the supporters are impatient. Many fans are waiting for the release of the new jersey and many will flock the number that Florian will wear ”. The Frenchman seems already adopted by his future supporters. “They are hopeful that Thauvin can be the team’s new idol and that it will be essential for the club to return to center stage after almost two years without being La Liga champions.”
The club will therefore need a great Thauvin, as Gerardo Suarez explains. “He is expected to be a player who makes a difference, to demonstrate why he played the World Cup in Russia and that he really contributes to Mexican football. He has qualities and talent to spare. If he really applies, he can be a footballer who will make history not only for the Tigers, but also for La Liga MX ”.
He must bring sportingly now
What André-Pierre Gignac managed to do, who worked for his coming. “It is clear that Gignac had to do with his arrival. From the outset, we talked about two players represented by the same agent. All of this, without forgetting that they were together during their time at OM and that they have a great friendship. This must be fundamental in order for it to adapt as quickly as possible ”. He could, why not, follow in the footsteps of APG and become a legend in Mexico.
“To say that he can be” another Gignac “, I think it is premature”, admits Gerardo Suarez before continuing: “We’ll have to see how his first six months go here. We must remember that before him, other players like Andy Delort or Timothée Kolodziejczak arrived and did not make a difference. For now, I prefer to wait, although I have to admit that, compared to his footballing abilities, he has the possibilities to be an important figure for the Tigers ”. If sportingly he will have to prove on the ground, the Thauvin bet has already been won in the media for the Tigers, while awaiting the financial fallout due to merchandising.