Breaking News – Newcastle Agree Fee For Monaco Striker


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.

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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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51 comments so far

  • Sliema

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m actually pretty optimistic about this lad. Looking forward to seeing his link up play from our Att Mid area.

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  • geordie157

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Lots of talk he’ll be signed tomorrow. See there’s a few aubameyang rumours circling that he’s coming for a medical Thursday. Hhmm, unlikely but would love that too be true

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #3

    JP Benteke had a good start to the season but his second half was plagued by injuries

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Geordie157 where did you hear that? Aubameyang would be a dream

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  • Sliema

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Obviously I’d love to see PEA signed. But he’s not really a typical number 9 to play in the system I’m expecting us to use this season. I’d be curious to see how we’d fit him in.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #6

    Lot of the French press seem to think were getting bent over on the price with this lad
    Sounds ok but not the player to be our main CF

    Since the beginning of the 2013-2014 season, Rivière seems to have grown in confidence and fearlessness. The sale of Touré and the waning favour of Germain has put Rivière second in the striking pecking order, the Frenchman is second choice only to Falcao and has on occasions this season started up front alongside the Colombian. One notable occasion where this was effective, was during a 4-1 thumping of Bordeaux, where the two combined brilliantly, with Falcao acting as a target man and Rivière running onto the ball in behind the back four. Rivière went on to notch up a hat-trick and with that proved he has the chance to fulfil the potential he has been earmarked to have.

    It is true that the attacker’s playing time in 2013 has been somewhat limited, but Rivière has been consistently impactful when given the chance in Monaco’s starting XI and gives manager Claudio Ranieri a ‘wildcard’ option that he has used to some effect at points during this calendar year.

    Rivière has tended to perform best positionally just in behind the striker as a sort of attacking midfielder.

    Whether this is the position where Rivière wants to establish himself is unknown, but the player has shown great vision for the pass here and, as mentioned, can work off the main striker, running intelligent lines across the opposition back four.

    There are however areas of his game which the Frenchman must improve upon if he is to play a part in Monaco’s future. Rivière is light on his feet and is developing a marksman-like approach to shooting but he needs to perhaps start spending some time in the gym due to his apparent lack of strength when attempting to hold the ball up.

    The 23 year old also must improve his tactical awareness, as he is flagged offside all too often, much to the annoyance of his teammates. There a clearly substantial areas of Rivière’s game that need improving, but his impact at Monaco has earned him a spot in the GFFN 100. However, at the age of 23, Rivière must be playing games if he is to make a lasting impact in Ligue 1, or even have a chance of playing for the French national team. For Rivière’s sake, one would hope that Monaco did not look for any more attacking reinforcements in the near future.

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  • ITK Beattie25

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #7

    The reason the Debuchy deal has been delayed is not due to the NUFC Janmaat transfer, it is to do with the terms of the exchange of Yaya Sanogo.

    Newcastle wanted £8 million plus Yaya which Arsenal rejected initially, offering Joel Campbell instead.

    However with Edison Cavani now making himself available Arsenal are happy to accept the deal as Sanogo will be surplus to requirements if Cavani can be signed.

    Watch this space for more transfer updates from ITK Beattie25.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #8
  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #9

    Woahh, woahh, who’s that guy in the picture Ed ? .

    Last time I saw Rivierre him he looked like he had a set of curtains for hair 🙂 .

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  • ITK Beattie25

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #10

    TADS

    If there is one club who would never get bent over backwards for the price of a player it is NUFC.

    The only time it has happened really since our return to the PL was for Obertan.

    So either Riviere is a Carr bargain or a Pardew pick.

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Don’t want sanogo

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Notice his shirt then look at this:
    https://twitter.com/nufcfans/status/489142889801580544

    Our new shirts looks like we played last season.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #13

    I actually thought that story may have had some substance, until I seen it was you Beattie.

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #14

    Geordie157 aubameyang scored in dortmund’s friendly tonight so i highly doubt he’s got a medical with us on thursday

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  • Belfast

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #15

    I feel mislead Beattie

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #16

    @LaurensJulien: Riviere is strong physically, has pace with good runs at times. But he is not clinical enough & not strong mentally enough to be top striker

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #17

    repost;

    Sazzer – that sounds promising 🙂

    Jamestoon- Ahhh thanks mate I knew something was fishy bout him.

    When he’s on form he’s lethal, I’ll be happy to see him in the black n white shirt.

    If that comes off plus Riviere we will be pretty much ready for the new season with perhaps an extra winger and defender to really add depth to our squad.

    I’ve been really impressed with Nufc this transfer window and full credit must go to Lee Charnley.

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  • BandB

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #18

    Offers-we-couldn’t refuse and injuries aside, I think we may line up in August something like this.
    Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Colocchini, Taylor, Tiote, Colback, Sissoko, De Jong, Cabella, Riviere.

    It will be 4-5-1, structured to take 4-2-3-1. I think Taylor might get the nod ahead of Haidara on the basis of his Englishmen, dead ball ability and Premiership experience (Santon being crocked). Sissoko and Cabella as wide midfielders with covering duties (Sissoko right, where Pardew fancies him, and Cabella as an inside-out left.
    It shift to 4-2-3-1 if things are going well.
    Bench: Elliot, Haidara/Santon, S Taylor, Anita, Gouffran, Cisse (if fit and not sold/replaced).
    Anyone with current first-team status not on this list is likely to be gone.

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  • NUFCJackW

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #19

    Sliema

    i think if we did get PEA then we would play him where gouffy plays. LM in a 4-2-3-1 and LW in a 4-3-3.

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #20

    Along with Riviere, we need to get a striker or of the same calibrefrom the following
    Aubameyang
    Lukaku
    Remy
    Benteke
    Lacazette

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #21

    Sazzer- What i don’t like from that description of Riviere though is that ‘he strays offside too often’ :/ I hope he learns how to bend his runs and doesn’t learn how not to from Mr Offside Cisse

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  • martoon

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #22

    Hey Beattie – long time no see on the blog. Very ggod bit of ITKing – I’ve not seen that rumour any where else 🙂

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  • BandB

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #23

    Ooops…dodgy typing there.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #24

    Youtube vid of Rivierre:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQoSuGcoHRE

    Said we should go for him after watching him in the French league for Monaco last season and now looks like we will get him . Another Carr gem .

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #25

    I would love to see Aubameyang play for us! Now that will make me wet my pants with excitement! 😀

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  • geordie157

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Yeah it was probably just Twitter nonsense doing the rounds. We need a lukaku type player up top ideally, just not sure who. Ba’s possibly off to besiktas too.

    We’ll prob end up with borini.

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #27

    NUFCJackW i think aubameyang would play RM, RW, cabella will play on the left wing with de Jong behind the striker

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #28

    Who should we go for as a centre back to partner coloccini lads?

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  • Sliema

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #29

    JackW

    I think Cabella will be on the left tbh, I can’t see Pardew putting Moussa in the centre. I’d love us to get him though, he’d force his way in somewhere for sure. *phrasing*

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #30

    Richards or Lascelles for me….

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  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #31

    Before we move on, we probably would need to sell one or two foreigners anyway because we are hitting the limit.

    and… anyone could tell me where that Eric Dier rumor was from?

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  • Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #32

    JamesToon, or both, but I doubt that’s gonna happen.

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #33

    I hope Riviere isn’t first choice striker though we really do need someone of top quality.

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  • ITK Beattie25

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #34

    Also anyone who says we are a CB and a CF away from a good team must be bang on ketamine. In addition we need:

    A 3rd choice keeper who either has bags of potential or is an elder statesman and can push Krul/Elliot and help the kids progress. Alnwick needs to go out on loan.

    We also need a back up RB (a young lad to push Janmaat). Someone like that American kid Yedlin. Anita could do a job but if Daryl gets injured/suspended we are in deep doo doo.

    So theoretically we need another 4 players after Riviere. Even if they are all young uns, they are still needed to compete or else we will have another season of ups and downs.

    If you have a car with all the trimmings it won’t run very far if it lacks essential components.

    BOOM, Beattie back with an analogy.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #35

    For defense I would like us to sign Richards (26yrs) or Caulker (22yrs). Both strong and Caulker that bit better in the air, he could solve our corner problem 🙂

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #36

    Wow if that 5 minute video where they cobble together about 10 goals from his time at Monaco and Toulouse is the best they can come up with then aye were being shafted on the price!

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  • Thump

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #37

    @Sazzer:Not sure how to feel about that shirt. Looks a bit like the art students mockup. We’ll see when they release the final one, I guess.

    Couldn’t help but see we got beat again by Oldham…

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #38

    Players we should move on are gutierrez, obertan, marveaux, ferguson and its likely benny and m’biwa will leave

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  • ITK Beattie25

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Do not doubt my ITK credentials.

    What do you think I’ve been doing for the past year?

    I’m now a fully fledged maker upper of transfers;

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  • JamesToon

    Jul 15, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #40

    Beattie i don’t think we need another RB as Santon and Raylor can both play there.

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