With a contract expiring in the summer, Florian Thauvin was weighing up his options regarding the next step in his career.
The 28-year-old was reportedly target for a lot of clubs, including Crystal Palace, who were fighting the likes of Milan, Leicester and even Sevilla for his signature.
In fact, the Eagles are one of two clubs to have actually offered Thauvin a contract up to this day, with the other one being Tigres in Mexico.
Unfortunately for Roy Hodgson and co., it appears the winger has decided to join his former teammate André-Pierre Gignac in San Nicolás de los Garza, as per La Provence.
The local newspaper, who tend to be very well informed when it comes to Marseille and its players, are reporting that Thauvin is ‘on the verge’ of accepting the move to Mexico.
There was hope the reinvigoration following the arrival of Jorge Sampaoli could have kept him in the south of France, with promising talks between all parties taking place recently, but La Provence state the agreement is ‘very close’.
That’s when they also add Crystal Palace and Tigres were the only two clubs to have come forward with a contract, with the player seemingly preferring the more exotic option.