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Newcastle Linked With Striker Emmanuel Riviere Transfer

8 years ago
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With the summer trading period just around the corner, the latest striker said to interest Newcastle United is Emmanual Riviere.

The 24 year old Monaco forward has enjoyed his best ever season in front of goal with 13 goals in all competitions, but since the arrival of Dimitar Berbatov midway through the year, he has found a place in the team hard to come by. According to the Express, Newcastle have been watching the striker as a potential summer recruit.

The right footed striker hadn’t made a start since February until a one game recall against Rennes earlier this month.

As a 21 year old, Riviere moved for £5m from St.Etienne to Toulouse and played alongside Moussa Sissoko.

However, after struggling for goals, the forward left in the same January (2013) transfer window as Sissoko’s move to Tyneside.

The fee was a knockdown £3.5m and Riviere joined Monaco where he helped ensure they regained their promotion back to Ligue 1.

He’s French (Under 21 international) and out of favour at his club so no doubt those are two things that many fans would imagine put this kind of signing into Mike Ashley’s ball park.

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