Florian Taubin, once the top star in French Ligue 1, ended his life in Mexico ahead of schedule and joined Italian Serie A club Udinese.
On the 31st (Korean time), Udinese announced the signing of Tobain through their homepage. It took the form of joining Udinese as a free agent because he had terminated his contract with Mexico’s Tigres UNAL, his last club. His contract is for two and a half years, until 안전놀이터 June 2025.
Taubin was once a star of the French prestigious Olympique Marseille. Since 2013 he has played for Marseille. En route he moved to Newcastle United in England, but returned soon after failing to adapt well. Toubin’s performance was dazzling, especially with 15 goals and 8 assists in the 2016-2017 season, 22 goals and 11 assists in the 2017-2018 season, and 16 goals and 8 assists in the 2018-2019 season. Based on this performance, he participated in the ‘2018 World Cup in Russia’, participated in one match as a substitute, and was also named as a member of the winning team in France.
However, Tobain, who did not go to any team except for transfer rumors with the four major league clubs, joined Tigres, which offered a huge salary after signing a contract with Marseille in the summer of 2021. At the time, the contract was for a whopping 5 years, but he canceled the contract after a year and a half and has recently been seeking a return to Europe.
With the addition of destructive second-line striker Thorbain, Udinese gave wings to their attack. Udinese is an unusual team in which striker Isaac Successes is scoreless and substitute Beto is recording the most goals in the team with 7 goals. Ace Gerard Deulofeu, who is in charge of the second line, is recording 2 goals and 6 assists this season, focusing on help rather than goals. With a lack of goalscoring routes, Thaubin’s ability to break through and score from long distances will be of great help.
In addition, as rumors of Deulofeu’s transfer continue to circulate, there is a possibility that Udinese, which has secured Tobain, will suddenly send Deulofeu to another team before the transfer window closes on February 1st.