There is news coming through that 24 year-old Emmanuel Riviere has just passed his medical, and maybe Newcastle are holding back the announcement of the signing of Daryl Janmaat so that the two signings can be announced together?
Emmanuel Riviere – passed his medical
The Chronicle reported this morning that Monaco striker Riviere had flown in last night to Newcastle after the two clubs had agreed a fee of £6.4M for the former French U21 striker.
The news that Emmanuel has passed his medical is being reported by Sky Sports – who are usually a reliable news outlet.
Maybe before today is out Newcastle will announce the signing of both Daryl Janmaat for £5M from Feyenoord, in addition to that of Emmanuel Riviere.
Janmaat passed his medical yesterday and reports are that deal is already done – and that he returned to Holland last night.
The 6′ French striker scored 13 goals in 36 games for Monaco last season – and it would be great if Newcastle announce the double signing today.
That would mean we have got six good players through the door by mid-July – which is (very) good going, although we need some experienced strikers brought in and another center-back.
Players already signed by Newcastle this summer are Ayoze Perez, Jack Colback, Siem de Jong and Remy Cabella – all for around £16M.
Written while on vacation in Heathrow, England.
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