One of Graham Carr’s many expensive mistakes, Emmanuel Riviere could be set to get a new club at last.
The French striker was pulled out of nowhere by Steve McClaren to start what proved to be the Head Coach’s final match against Bournemouth, Riviere making his one and only start under the doomed McClaren in that 3-1 home defeat that sparked his eventual sacking.
Rafa Benitez totally ignored Riviere when he arrived last season and the Frenchman hasn’t been sighted so far this season.
However, over in Spain on Sunday, Noticias de Navarra claim that Osasuna are set to bring Emmanuel Riviere in on loan early this coming week.
Promoted to La Liga, Osasuna started their campaign with a decent 1-1 away draw at Malaga but are reported to be desperate for two new strikers, though looking more for budget signings from the second tiers of overseas leagues.
Now aged 26, Riviere has scored one league goal in his two seasons at St James Park after a £6m move from Monaco.
The striker was reportedly given a ridiculously long six year contract when he arrived at Newcastle and needless to say, somehow getting him out of the club via even a loan deal will be a step forward for NUFC.
However, as with all of these failed Graham Carr overseas signings, no doubt Newcastle will have to subsidise Riviere’s wages if they are to get anybody to take him on.