Cross This Striker Off The List – He’s Not Coming

News today in the Chronicle that Newcastle are not interested in 24 year-old Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere, who is a player offered to Newcastle by his club.

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Emmanuel Riviere – not wanted by Newcastle

Monaco have taken a cue from PSG, and in December of 2011 they were bought by Russian Billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, and since then they have spent big money in the transfer market- in fact ridiculous money in the transfer market.

Monaco were relegated from the French First division in 2011, but finally got promoted last season, and they will now be in the Champions League next season, and the club are currently in second place in the French First Division, 7 points behind PSG.

It’s amazing what big money can do in football these days, but we’re not sure it’s a good thing, and we have several teams existing now that are the best money can buy, and of course they include Manchester City in England,  and of course Chelsea too.

It seems that Newcastle have other striker targets lined up for the summer, and we hope that’s true, but they are not interested in the Monaco striker.

We hope our striker targets are top players, because it looks like we could lose at least three of our current strikers in the summer, and we desperately need players who can put the ball into the back of the net.

The 24 year-old player was born in Martinique, and has played for all the French Youth sides, but never for the full French National team.

In January of 2013,  Riviere joined AS Monaco from Toulouse on a four-and-a-half-year contract, and the fee was reported to be around €4M – about £3.3M, and he’s apparently been offered to Newcastle for £4.5M.

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