Last night Newcastle confirmed their 5th signing of the season as Emmanuel Riviere was revealed as our latest signing from Monaco.
Emmanuel Riviere in the St. James’ Park dressing room
The 24-year-old French forward seems to have signed a long term contract (six years?), and the fee was not disclosed but is thought to be fairly low and around £5M.
Riviere only joined Monaco from Toulouse 18 months ago and the 24 year-old had this to say about his move last night:
“I’m very happy to be here at Newcastle.” “When the Club spoke to me I said yes immediately. It was an easy decision because Newcastle is a big club with great fans and a good stadium.”
“My dream was always to play in the Premier League and Newcastle have given me the opportunity to realise that.”
And we’re sure Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was pleased to sign his first striker this summer, and he had this to say:
“This is an important signing because the striking area is one we really had to improve.” “We have looked at Emmanuel for a while and we know he will score goals for us.”
“He is quick, hungry for success and will love having 50,000 Geordies cheering him on and singing his name.” “I am really looking forward to integrating Emmanuel in the group and cannot wait to see him in action for us.”
Riviere was born in Martinique in 1990 and joined St. Etienne back in 2005, and then he moved to Toulouse in 2011 before joining Monaco early last year.
He played 15 times for the France U21 side and scored six goals, and he has become the first striker Newcastle have signed this summer.
From what we can tell this lad should be a very good signing and we didn’t pay too much for him either.
What do you think?
Written while on vacation in Heathrow, England.
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