Football Direct News is reporting that Newcastle are looking at AS Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere, and could make a move for the French striker in the summer.
Emmanuel Riviere – 24 year-old French striker
Riviere joined AS Monaco only fifteen months ago from Toulouse on a four-and-a-half-year contract, and for a fee reported to be around €4M, and since then he has had a decent record at the club – scoring 16 goals in his 44 appearances with 4 assists.
Riviere has played for all the French Youth sides and 15 times for the French U21 side with 6 goals, so he seems to be a decent player.
The news is that Monaco will be bringing in new players in the summer, as they plan for life back in the Champions League, and they will be willing to let their 24 year-old striker move on, and Newcastle are interested.
It seems that Riviere will cost around £10M, and of course Newcastle will need to bring in a number of strikers this summer with Loic Remy, Shola Ameobi and Luuk de Jong all leaving the club for different reasons.
The player was previously at St. Etienne (85 appearances, 19 goals and 14 assists) and Toulouse (47 appearances, 10 goals and 2 assists).