Newcastle Reported Close To Deal For French Striker


There is a Newcastle delegation in France at the moment, and it looks like the French players we are after are Montpellier winger Remy Cabella, Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette and Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere.

Emmanuel Riviere

Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere – Newcastle close to deal

And there is news in the French daily L’Equipe today that Newcastle are confident of signing Riviere from Monaco, and that we are currently in talks with his club on the potential deal, and that the Tyneside club want the transfer completed as soon as possible.

The deal is certainly not done yet, but we can only assume the transfer fee and compensation package wanted by Riviere’s representatives make the Magpies confident we can get the deal done over the next few days.

And this report is consistent with some of the news in the local papers yesterday that Newcastle have a renewed confidence that they can close some deals before the squad departs for New Zealand in about 8 days time.

Hope all these reports are accurate!

Some information in Riviere:

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.

He played for all the French Youth sides and 15 times with 6 goals for the U21 side.

What do you think?

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177 comments so far

  • Spoof

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #1

    Confident of singing Riviere from Monaco, I can just imagine Pardew serenading him to the sunny climbs of tyneside.

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  • Bambams

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #2

    Haggling over a fiver will scupper the deal….

    Once the Chronicle has the photos holding toon tops I will believe.

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  • valle

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #3

    Is he any good? I have never seen him play.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #4

    Bambams

    The only way some of these players will be holding up toon tops is if Mike manages to persuade them to work in one of his shops. It’s probably a more attractive offer than playing for us!!!

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #5

    does anyone know what the @nufcfans strop is about?

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  • Graeme

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Probably more plausible that Loic Remy & Demba Ba signing. I would think!!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Ha! I saw this one coming 😉 lol

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #8

    Really not thrilled about Riviere. He is the D option behind the likes of Lacazette and others. Smells a bit of a panic move.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #9

    Rotonda

    that does appear to be a decent line-up, but as always m8, who can cover, that has always been our downfall and I will be amazed if it isn’t again next season, with 4/5 injuries then we have to replace them with kids and in fairness to the kids is it fair on them if they are all in the same side, a larger squad would allow for 1 or 2 at a time which has got to be the way to go about it.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #10

    Haven’t seen much of him, but his record isn’t exactly prolific – 157 appearances in the French league with just 41 goals. Not sure how many of those are from the bench mind, but it doesn’t fill me with confidence he would score the goals we need. At the price he is being touted at I can’t see us bringing in anyone to be first choice ahead of him either.

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  • Shaker Shakrah

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #11

    Not Good at all !!
    Gouffran scored 14 goals before he came to Newcastle
    not any player score 10 to 15 goals is good !!!!!
    I don’t know why he is even Linked with Newcastle ???

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  • Spoof

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #12

    In all honesty I have never really heard of Riviere, what type of striker is he, tall and powerful, quick and nimble, poacher, target man, quick, I have not a clue about him, could anyone let me know what type he is and give a comparison ?, cheers if you can.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #13

    Rotonda

    Ah, but don’t nufc write up a long list of targets because they know fine well we never get our primary targets? It is probably a ploy to make the selling club think “well he isn’t first choice for them, so we can’t really expect top dollar for him”. A ploy that has classically failed every time so far!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #14

    In fact, the more I look at his career, the less convinced I am! He only managed 4 goals in 14 games in Ligue 2 for a Monaco side that ran away with the division…..

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #15

    It seems Monoco pay around £2M for this lad and now they want close to £8M.

    What has he done since he left Toulouse?

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #16

    Chronicle reporting the Debuchy deal has been done

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #17

    Full name Emmanuel Rivière
    Date of birth 3 March 1990 (age 24)
    Place of birth Le Lamentin, Martinique
    Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 1?2 in)
    Playing position Striker
    Club information
    Current team
    Monaco
    Number 29
    Youth career
    1996–2005 Espoir Saint-Luce
    2005–2009 Saint-Étienne
    Senior career*
    Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
    2009–2011 Saint-Étienne 73 (22)
    2011–2013 Toulouse 44 (9)
    2013– Monaco 40 (14)

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #18

    Spoof,
    He appears to be a striker cum winger. If you check him out on goal.com he seems to be average at most things. On who scored.com under the strengths column they have “Player has no significant strengths”…..

    http://www.whoscored.com/Players/70104/Show/Emmanuel-Rivire

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  • Spoof

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #19

    LG

    how old and how regularly has he played, Andy Carroll’s goal record for us was abysmal until Peter Lovenkrands taught him how to be a striker when he got a run in the championship. records and stats don’t always tell the truth ?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #20

    Lilongwe…lets buy him for £8M I am sold 😉 lol

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #21

    1 goal every 2-3 games for Monaco. Average. no better really.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #22

    Last season he got 5 in 17 starts, but 3 of those were in one game. 2 in 11 appearances from the bench.

    Quick, get your bank cards out so you don’t miss out on a season ticket in the rush after this deal!

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  • Spoof

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #23

    Well thank you to all, it appears as if we might be better off giving this lad a miss !!!!!

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #24

    Spoof,
    He is 24. HAs played fairly regularly since breaking into the St Etienne team in 2009. He has always played for a decent club, so shouldn’t have been short of supply. I think the most damning is 14 starts for Monaco in Ligue 2 with only a 4 goal return.

    Certainly doesn’t appear to be the answer to our goal shy squad.

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  • Graeme

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #25

    There certainly appear to be better options out there, without having to look too hard!!

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  • Spoof

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #26

    LG

    no he certainly doesn’t.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #27

    A bit of a heskey non-scoring target man type by all accounts. Hope this isn’t true

    Spoof

    back up – not the best admittedly

    Colo
    Jonas
    Santon,
    Willo
    Gouffran
    Marveaux
    Saylor
    Armstrong
    Bigirimana
    Abeid

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  • Shaker Shakrah

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #28

    People !!!!!
    this is not the Kind of Striker that will score 20 goals
    in the Primer League per season !!
    End of story …..

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  • G

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #29

    All hail the new Shola?

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #30

    We would be better using goofy as a back up striker thab this guy. At least we know goofy can find the net.

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  • G

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #31

    Rivere isn’t a prolific scorer, and I doubt he ever will be (Happy to be proved wrong tho?). When he runs with the ball, he reminds me of Temuri Ketsbia, not down to strengh or pace, but because he is always looking at his feet, so never seems to know where he is going.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #32

    Rotonda

    for me that is where we have always failed under Ashley, at times we have had a really good starting 11, but it’s always the back up, add 4/5 decent not necessarily world beaters but decent players to your team and then allow 2 from Perez, Bigi, Abied, Street, Satko, Armstrong etc to fill the bench and then we could blood the kids in with 9/10 first team regulars rather than put all of them in for a cup game which doesn’t help them at all as it is a reserve side in first team shirts, but you have got to have a squad to do that and I doubt that we ever will with Ashley.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #33

    The most worrying thing in all this is that we don’t seem to know what we want. Most of the strikers we are looking at seem to be of different styles to each other. What we should be doing is identifying a type of striker that we want then, armed with that looking for the strikers that fit that role. So far we seem to be bouncing from target men, to hold up strikers, to striker/winger to pacy strikers.

    This suggests that Pardew still has zero idea of how he wants to set the team up to play next year.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #34

    LG

    that crossed my mind as well, as you say Pardew has no idea how he is going to set his team up, but then he wouldn’t would he as he has no say in which players he will have at his disposal, so without that knowledge how can he set them up ?, and with those trying to bring the players in seemingly having a view that so and so is good so we will go for him but then fail and go for a totally different type of player then how is Pardew supposed to set them up, how would you set them up, you wouldn’t have a clue as you would have no idea at all who you would be working with ?

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  • nut meg

    Jul 11, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #35

    Transfer market has him valued at 4.4m & by his goals record that could be a bit of a stretch as well.3rd/4th choice at best.

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  • firebug666

    Jul 11, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #36

    I think some might be being a little harsh on Rivere, I agree he is not prolific in front of goal, but when you look at what he have at the moment, and Loic Remy is deemed to be world class he only scored 14 goals for us last season.

    Some on here including myself say we should give Luuk de Jong another chance, yet he scored no goals for us.

    Rivere is not the best but he is better than nowt, and I suspect with the way things are going that is what we would end up with. He may end up being as some suspect a total flop, but he may also have a great season and light up SJP.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 11, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #37

    Spoof,
    That depends. Pardew insists that he is part of the transfer process and he works with Carr to create the list that gets presented to Charnley. If that isn’t the case then maybe Pards should say so. If he doesn’t have any involvement as you are alluding to then it is another case of him lying to fans. Either way, it doesn’t paint him in a good light.

    I think he is probably involved in it, but I don’t necessarily think he is keen on all players on that list.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 11, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #38

    firebug

    who classes Loic Remy as being world class, certainly I don’t, decent and a player I would like us to sign but with a first touch as poor as what his is then world class he will never be, thats why Arsenal are dragging it out as long as they can to see if they can get better for the price.

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  • Spoof

    Jul 11, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #39

    LG

    In fairness m8 Pardew still has his pride so he will never admit to it, but we all know !!

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  • Pardews Prolific Boys

    Jul 11, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #40

    If reports today are to be believed then we have by the start of the season

    Krul
    Janmaat
    Colo
    Mbiwa/Willo
    Santon
    Tiote
    Sissoko
    De Jong
    Cabella
    Ba
    Remy

    Elliot
    Staylor
    Haidara/dummett
    Colback
    Hba?/gouffran
    Bigi/Abeid?
    Cisse

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