Newcastle’s Imminent New Signing Compared To Thierry Henry

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.

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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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5 comments so far

  • Pardews Prolific Boys

    Jul 16, 2014 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #1

    Not a bad signing. I trust he’ll be better than expected if we’re shelling out similar cash to the de Jong fee

  • Dingo†®

    Jul 16, 2014 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #2

    monaco had pretty cacky service….. with good wing play this lad will bang em in…. oh wait… he’s at newcastle…….. RW/LW please mr fattypuffpuff

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 16, 2014 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #3

    From what I have seen from the more prominent French journos on twitter we are paying over the odds for someone who has struggled to ever hit the heights he threatened.

    Not seen much of him, and judging from what I’ve read doesn’t impress me. Torq seems to think he is promising so it lifted my thoughts on him briefly, but for £6.3 million, judging by what people who have seen more of him say we are taking a big gamble.

    Interesting to read the bit that someone posted of him playing more as an attacking mid last season, does that mean he is back up to De Jong, and intended to be a creative outlet not a goalscorer for us?

  • firebug666

    Jul 16, 2014 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #4

    I think this lad will do ok, he scored 14 goals last season i think, he has pace, he is strong in a challenge got a powerful shot and can score with his head. Lets see how he performs in the prem.

  • DevonToon

    Jul 16, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #5

    Been an exciting few days with the signings of Janmaat and Cabella… but Riviere worries me. I’m not saying I’m an expert on Ligue 1, but watched quite a lot thanks to BT sport. This guy has looked very, very average, it smacks of desperation. Goal record is poor, and he hardly kicked a ball when the magical (once upon a time) Berbatov signed… I certainly hope he won’t be the only striker signing…


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