After reading the many comments made by our new signing Emmanuel Riviere today – we would even hazard a guess that he is (very) pleased to have become a Newcastle player. 😀
Emmanuel with manager Pardew yesterday
Emmanuel will meet his new team-mates today at the Benton training grounds, and he has said how impressed he is with the magnificent St. James’ Park stadium – which is kept absolutely immaculate by the ground staff at Newcastle – but that’s how a Cathedral should be kept.
This is what Emmanuel has said in the Shields Gazette this morning:.
“I’m so excited,” “When I came I and saw the stadium, I thought it was so amazing.” “I imagined what it would be like when it’s full of people. I want to smell the passion.”
“I asked many people about it and they told me that the atmosphere is crazy. They said the fans push the team.” “I didn’t speak with Moussa – he was away at the World Cup – but I spoke with a lot of guys about England and Newcastle.”
“It’s a special club for strikers.” “I want to work and to improve.” “I know when I score here, the fans will be with me.” “I’ve watched Newcastle on TV and seen the French guys play every week,”
“I think it’s a big club and a good club for me. It has a lot of fans and a good manager.” “It will be a new experience for me.”
Riviere is our 5th signing of the summer, and we also hope to sign Daryl Janmaat of Feyenoord – since Mathieu Debuchy will probably sign for Arsenal today.
Newcastle have so far signed Ayoze Perez, Jack Colback, Siem de Jong and Remy Cabella – and now Riviere – and certainly Lee Charnley deserves credit for starting to get the job done as our new Managing Director.
Don’t forget he’s the main man who does all the leg work for these signings, and he deserves big credit.
So it’s so far so good in this summer’s transfer window.
What do you think?
Note – I’m now off to catch my plane back to the US here at Heathrow Airport – and it leaves in a couple of hours – but when I get back to Raleigh I’ll be back on the air again – maybe we will have signed Janmaat by then – hope so. 😀
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