News outlets in France are reporting that Newcastle United and AS Monaco have agreed an €8M (£6.4M) deal for the transfer of their striker Emmanuel Riviere.
Emmanuel Riviere – French U21 striker
The news being reported in France is that a deal has now been agreed after estimates over the weekend put the deal at £6M – and this deal will mean that Riviere will be on Tyneside tomorrow or Thursday to under his medical.
A wage package will have to be agreed first – but we don’t see any problems with Newcastle giving Emmanuel a very good offer on the wages front – and he could be a Newcastle player in the next day or two.
The 24 year-old striker only signed on at Monaco from Toulouse 18 months ago, and he played 50 games and scored 17 goals and had 4 assists for the French Ligue 1 runners up.
There has been news over the last few days that Emmanuel would be a Newcastle United player before the end of the week – so it’s looking good that Riviere can be our 6th signing – after (hopefully) Daryl Janmaat signs on for Newcastle.
If both Daryl and Emmanuel sign this week, Newcastle United, led by Managing Director Lee Charnley, will have signed Ayoze Perez, Jack Colback, Siem de Jong, Remy Cabella, Daryl Janmaat and Emmanuel Riviere.
Daryl Janmaat was in Newcastle today and news outlets reported he has passed his medical, but Newcastle have yet to announce the signing.
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Written while on vacation in Newcastle, England.