Newcastle Rekindle Interest In Monaco Forward

There are reports in France today that Newcastle United are again interested in 24 year-old Monaco forward Emmanuel Riviere, who has played for all the French Youth sides and 15 times with 6 goals for the U21 side.

Emmanuel Riviere

Emmanuel Riviere – Newcastle linked again with player

We were first linked with Riviere in April when he was offered to Newcastle for £4.5M.

The 6′ tall forward was born in Le Lamentin, Martinique and moved to Monaco from Toulouse in January of 2013 on a four-and-a-half-year deal for a fee reported to be around €4M (£3.2M).

Last season he played 36 games for the French Lique 1 Runners up and scored 13 goals and had a couple of assists, and since he’s been at Monaco he’s played a total of 50 games with 17 goals and 4 assists – and that’s not a bad record.

It seems the player is being offered because he will likely have his appearances restricted next season, as Monaco gear up this summer and bring in some new players for a Ligue 1 title challenge against current top club PSG.

In April the news was that Newcastle were not interested in the player, but that may have changed over the last couple of months, and  Le10Sport are reporting that Newcastle have been in contact with Monaco about the player.

According to the reports in France last April, Riviere was being offered for £4.5M, but now the price is quoted as between £6M and £8M, but we find it hard to believe he would cost much more than £4M or £5M.

There are other clubs interested in the player, and the reports in France could (even) be true that we are trying to bring Riviere to Tyneside, and he certainly fits the bill of midfielders Newcastle want to sign this summer – players who can score some goals.

For around £4M he would be a very decent signing for us.

What do you think?

Comment welcome.

Written while on vacation in England.

12 comments so far

  • mike fat ashley

    Jul 9, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #1

    It will be more paper talk, unless he is crap then we might sign him

  • Bearsize

    Jul 9, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Thanks mark

  • Sliema

    Jul 9, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #3

    So he’s what? Our 5th choice? 6th?
    He can’t be great,

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jul 9, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Speaking of arguments on the blog not heard from Ciaran and ToonDarnSarf for a while………..

  • bladeuser

    Jul 9, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Everybody is crap unless the top four have an interest or you are very lucky to sign somebody who they have missed nufc are resigned to signing these type of players as basically we r on a par with them ie the club is laden with crap from top to bottom

  • Graeme

    Jul 9, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Is he a “Forward” as per the title of the article – or is he a “Mid-fielder” who can score goals – Ed has him down as both!!!

  • cestriasteve

    Jul 9, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #7

    In my opinion the best deal within France has been Abdennour to Monaco, I wish we had signed him, a beast of a centre half.

  • lesh

    Jul 9, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Off this particular thread, I find it surprising that the Debuchy deal may include a player or players coming from Arsenal, on loan.

    On loan? On loan so they can pi$$ off at the season, ala Remy? No thanks.

    Debuchy showed he’s on of the best RBs in the world so I’d have thought it’s either £20m or so or a fee plus Campbell ‘permanent’ transfer.

  • mike fat ashley

    Jul 9, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Pardew will say he is a striker/ defender midfield player

  • lesh

    Jul 9, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #10

    Aw Graeme, give Ed a break. Bear in mind he’ll be sitting on his deck hair, hankie on head, trousers rolled up to his knees, ice-cream in one hand, laptop in the other, struggling to meet the demands of his readers.


  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 9, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #11


    Tbh I think the ”Arsenal of the North ”model is excellent.

    I have no problem with wanting to sell on players when they have reached their maximum price value and then replacing them organically from within with exceptional well coached young talent.

    However, for this to work you don’t have the likes of Pardew, Stone and carver anywhere near the club, as that lot combined couldn’t develop a cold.

    1) You get a good D.O.F, ie a Cortsese or maybe Hoddle, a bit left field but knows his stuff.

    2) A young up and coming and hungry manger who has already showed signs of achieving things and is up to speed with modern tactics etc

    3) A modern coaching staff. Maybe we do actually have this already with the 3 Elite coaches at the lower age group.

    4) A far reaching scouting system

    5) A competent MD.

    6) A reputable sponsor

    7) Develop ties and integrate far more widely with the fanbase.

    Sadly we generally fail on most of the above criteria and requisites, perhaps most of all with a badly advised ”fit and proper owner.

  • musomag

    Jul 9, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #12



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