Newcastle Striker Signing Reported As Imminent

As Newcastle complete the signing of Remy Cabella over the weekend or on Monday, AS Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere is said to be close to also signing for the Tyneside club – at least according to the French daily L’Equipe.

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Emmanuel Riviere – while at Toulouse

We reported yesterday that Newcastle were making good progress in their talks with Monaco – and the report in France today is that both clubs are getting close to agreeing a deal for the 24 year-old striker.

And Emmanuel is said to be keen on a move to Newcastle – which can only help us in securing the French U21 striker.

The player was offered to Newcastle earlier this summer for around £4.5M, and the current fee is said to be close to that – around €6M – which is £4.8M, but reports that we will have to pay €10M for him seem to be way off the mark.

Newcastle are currently in talks with Monaco about the player and the news in L’Equipe is that a deal is very close – said to be imminent.

If we sign Cabella and then Riviere shortly after that – I’ll have to remember to take my blood pressure pills – just in case – it may be  just too much to take – all at once. 😀

But there is every indication that Newcastle now mean business in the transfer market, and want new players in over this coming week, so they can make the trip to New Zealand.

Sounds good to us.

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