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AS Nancy Make Enquiry For Newcastle Player

7:20 pm, Saturday, June 25th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 56 Comments

AS Nancy have just been promoted to Ligue 1 and they are looking around for reinforcements for their side including in the striker department.

There’s news in France today they may be interested in 26 year-old Newcastle striker Emmanuel Riviere.

We signed Riviere from Monaco for £6M two years ago, but he has simply not made the grade at Newcastle and unfortunately is another French flop signed by Chief Scout Graham Carr and we expect Rafa Benitez will be trying to sell him this summer.

manu riviere close up scores palace

Emmanuel Riviere scoring at Crystal Palace in late 2014

If we cannot sell him then a loan deal with an option to buy clause in the contract would be a decent deal for Newcastle, to at least get him off the wage bill for next season and maybe  a permanent deal could be made next summer.

According to Foot Mercato, there has been contact made from the French club to Newcastle about the availability of Riviere,  who really needs to leave Newcastle,  maybe back to France, to get his career back on track.

Manu just hasn’t looked good enough for Newcastle and he’s made just 31 appearances for the club with three goals over two seasons and last term he was injured for most of the season, with a knee injury he picked up in August.

Before coming to Newcastle, Emmanuel had a decent season at Monaco and certainly he could do a job back in Ligue 1 and it would appear that AS Nancy could even be a good fit for him.

Emmanuel is not part of Rafa Benitez’ plans at Newcastle and we expect him to leave this summer and hopefully we can get some of the £6M back in a straight transfer deal before September rolls around.

That would be good business for Rafa Benitez and Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Contracts · Emmanuel Riviere · Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

56 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Jun 25, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Nancy Strikers Out!

  • 2 Toon Tang // Jun 25, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Do they not know what he can do?

  • 3 Tsunki // Jun 25, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    Tbh I think it was the devil beard look that did for him. He always reminded me of the camp manservant in the original Producers movie

  • 4 Tsunki // Jun 25, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    Toon Tang I know its disrespectful of Ed not to have “Star Striker” in the title .

  • 5 Bobbybee // Jun 25, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    If he needs a lift to the airport, we can form an orderly queue. 😉 If they offer real money for him then snatch their hands off. How you scout a striker who can’t hit a barn door amazes me. He can’t really have just lost it since he came here, surely? Never seen a player flap so much when presented with a chance. Annoyingly, his build up play can be really impresses!

  • 6 Toon Tang // Jun 25, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    I was thinking that myself tsunki, everyone else gets a title like that.

  • 7 Tsunki // Jun 25, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    Poor lad, he actually held the ball up well, decent passing and looked like a good work in progress. Its when he swung his leg at a ball that had long since got the bus doon toon that the whole project fell apart. Still, we were warned .

  • 8 Belfast // Jun 25, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    Skunki I’ve got love and hate tattooed on my knuckles.

  • 9 Belfast // Jun 25, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    And a blue budgie on my neck.

  • 10 Tsunki // Jun 25, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    If the deal stalls we should seriously consider crowd funding it.

  • 11 Tsunki // Jun 25, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Belfast but surely they’ve rubbed off by now?

  • 12 Jail for Ashley // Jun 25, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    If they need any big blocks of stone pulling up slopes with hemp rope he’s your man. If they need someone to put the ball in the back of the net they might want to try getting a footballer.

  • 13 Belfast // Jun 25, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    He’s such a frustrating player like because he is quite good a some things but just woeful at the important bit.

    Even that goal he did score was a complete fluke of his shin I think 🙂

  • 14 Belfast // Jun 25, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Nope permanent marker is permanent.

  • 15 Bobbybee // Jun 25, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Sounds like we’re all thinking the same thing. We should frame this page!! 😉 😉 He does work hard, nobody can say otherwise, but he ain’t no striker. Wonder if can play defensive midfielder?

  • 16 Toon Tang // Jun 25, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    Picture caption should read –

    Emmanuel Riviere at the absolute pinnacle of his playing career.

    Has he even played again since scoring against palace in late 2014?

  • 17 Toon Tang // Jun 25, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    Should we lay off him now? Hahaha

  • 18 clinath@ed // Jun 25, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    I must say, it’s been 3 crap games today.

  • 19 ShirebrookToon // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    Too right clin. Fell asleep watching NI v Wales

  • 20 GeordieTwo // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:09 PM

    You lot are actually quite funny.

  • 21 GeordieTwo // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    I’ve got a honey badger attacking wor beloved owner on my butt cheeks. It’s a well known sight around Port Moody….

  • 22 GeordieTwo // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:16 PM

    I did it with the hot wax method…

  • 23 Goromagpie // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    Sissoko might start the next game for France.
    And I have a strong feeling he will hit a goal or assist one.

  • 24 GeordieTwo // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    Back to work for me now…. Keep being funny Tsunki and Belfast.

  • 25 GeordieTwo // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Or possibly he’ll run around a lot with the ball, then give it away Goro mate.

  • 26 GeordieTwo // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    That’s Abeid beside him in the picture isn’t it? I think we should have kept him.

  • 27 martoon // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    I see Norwich have sold Nathan Redmond to Southampton so that is one less threat to us from Norwich. Mind you I find it strange Southampton are buying & selling players before they get a manager – sounds like something we would have done BR (Before Rafa 🙂 ).

  • 28 Tsunki // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    I don’t care who wins this either another two meagre teams trudging out a thankless spectacle.

  • 29 Tsunki // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    This is like watching a pensioner sort the recycling bin. I’ll check on the result later.

  • 30 Goromagpie // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    Geordie two
    Ur spot on bro

  • 31 Belfast // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    There’s nothing more entertaining than watching a pensioner sort out their recycling bin.

  • 32 GeordieTwo // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    You clearly haven’t seen me sort my bin Tsunki. It’s a thing of beauty. But these really have been horrible matches today. Not exactly an advert for European international football. It looks like half the players out there have never attempted a pass before.

  • 33 GeordieTwo // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Great minds Belfast. And ta Goro mate. What am I spot on about mate?

  • 34 Belfast // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    This was apparently the part where the tournament opens up and gets all entertaining. I don’t think today’s sixth teams got the memo.

  • 35 Belfast // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Aye Harumph to that G2.

  • 36 Belfast // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    *Six teams*

  • 37 Average_Contents // Jun 25, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Perhaps all the players are too gutted to play well because we’ve left the eu….

  • 38 Belfast // Jun 25, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    Yep that’s exactly what it is. Brexit hangovers.

  • 39 GeordieTwo // Jun 25, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    Today’s memo was:
    Play it safe. Nothing nasty like a completed forward pass please. Don’t service the star strikers. Bore everyone to death and take a win where you can.

  • 40 GeordieTwo // Jun 25, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    Shame on you Croatia and Portugal. What kind of cruel hoax is this? Somebody said an international tournament was underway.

  • 41 Jib // Jun 25, 2016 at 10:22 PM

    Anyone with any brains is watching Adele at Glastonbury

  • 42 Tsunki // Jun 25, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    These sides really need the services of a clinical assassin like our very own ruthless target man, Emmanuel ‘The Spear’ Riviere.

    That’s the advert we should put in the brochure. Put in a pic of him deflecting that goal in with his shoulder blade while looking skilfully unaware and he’s sold!

  • 43 Belfast // Jun 25, 2016 at 10:26 PM

    What are you watching then Jib? 🙂

  • 44 Tsunki // Jun 25, 2016 at 10:26 PM

    Killer blow. Charisma saves the ports.

  • 45 Tsunki // Jun 25, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    it’s a cruel cruel sport. Not quite like badger gassing but cruel all the same.

  • 46 Tsunki // Jun 25, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    Brings a tear of joy to see Cristiano celebrating doesn’t it?

  • 47 Belfast // Jun 25, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    Portuguese manager well pleased with himself. Tactical masterclass so it was.

  • 48 Jib // Jun 25, 2016 at 10:35 PM

    Da footy of course

  • 49 martoon // Jun 25, 2016 at 11:05 PM

    I’ve taken your advice Jib and watching Adele at Glastonbury – great voice but a potty mouth!

  • 50 stan anderson // Jun 26, 2016 at 12:04 AM

    Sorry to change the subject from Adelle but can someone help me settle a disagreement.Many moons ago we signed 2 young jocks
    ,one was Mark Maghee,was the other Darren Jackson
    Sorry about the spelling

  • 51 stan anderson // Jun 26, 2016 at 12:05 AM

    Is this true i should add.

  • 52 BandB // Jun 26, 2016 at 12:16 AM

    I have a scary image of a frighteningly grateful Martoon bouncing up and down on Jib’s shoulders at Glastonbury.

  • 53 Bobbybee // Jun 26, 2016 at 12:32 AM

    Stan, maghee rejoined in 89, the same time as Jackson. As close as i can recall, but somebody could verify it because i might have it mixed up a bit. Sounds rightish though.

  • 54 nut meg // Jun 26, 2016 at 5:52 AM

    If memory serves me right Mark McGee was signed around the same time as Mike ;Larnach.

  • 55 expatmag // Jun 26, 2016 at 8:14 AM


    Correct. McGhee was signed initally from Morton while Larnach came from Dundee Utd in the late 70s

    McGhee was sold to Aberdeen a season ir two later whilst Larnach never really played and drifted off to someone like Ayr United, I think.

    McGhee suceeded vack in Scotland with Celtic and Aberdeen and was eventually resigned by Jim Smith to form a very kethal partenrship with Micky Quinn in the 2nd Division..

    I think we signed Darren Jackson from Hibs in the late 70s and whilst he was reasonably sucessful, he was sold to Dundee United and did really well back in Scotland

  • 56 martoon // Jun 26, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    BandB – You really need to get out more! 😉

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