Newcastle could well be announcing the signing of 24 year-old striker Emmanuel Riviere today, with the Chronicle reporting this morning that the player is already on Tyneside, having flew in last night, after Monaco and Newcastle agreed a fee of £6.4M for the player.
Emmanuel Riviere – already on Tyneside
There has been news over the last few days that a deal with Monaco was very close for the player, and it appears both Riviere and Janmaat are on Tyneside today trying to complete their moves to Newcastle United.
There was no announcement yesterday that Newcastle have signed Janmaat – but maybe that will come today. – we just hope there’s no hitch with that potential signing.
This is some of what Emmanuel has already said about England:
“England is my dream since I was a kid.” “People compare me to Thierry Henry, and that is a big compliment.”
The 24 year-old is 6′ tall although he’s not a prolific goalscorer – and while at Toulouse for two seasons until he moved to Monaco 18 months ago, he scored 10 goals in 47 appearances – and since he’s been at Monaco he’s scored 17 goals in 50 appearances.
He started his career at St Etienne in 2009 and while there he played 85 games with 19 goals.
Riviere will be a good signing for us, but at some point this summer Newcastle also need to sign a recognized Premier League goalscorer.
Who that will be – we have no idea.
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Written while on vacation in Newcastle, England.