Official: Udinese sign 2018 World Cup winner Thauvin

Udinese have officially announced the arrival of French winger Florian Thauvin on a two and a half year deal.

The 30-year-old Frenchman left Europe for Mexico in July 2021, joining up with compatriot André-Pierre Gignac at Tigres. After a difficult 18 months with the club, the 2018 World Cup winner agreed to terminate his contract with the club, leaving on a free transfer.

As announced by Udinese, Thauvin has signed for the Friulian club on a two and a half year deal, tying him to the team until June 2025.

He is the second member of France’s 2018 World Cup winning team to join a provincial side in Italy, with former teammate Samuel Umtiti currently plying his trade with Lecce.

Thauvin was previously a fan favourite at Olympique Marseille, where he made 281 appearances across all competitions. In that time, he scored 86 goals and provided 61 assists, earning his spot in the France squad for the 2018 World Cup.

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