AS Nancy Make Enquiry For Newcastle Player


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.

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56 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Jun 25, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #1

    Nancy Strikers Out!

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  • Toon Tang

    Jun 25, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #2

    Do they not know what he can do?

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 25, 2016 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #3

    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

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 25, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #4

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

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 25, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #5

    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!

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  • Toon Tang

    Jun 25, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #6

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

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 25, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #7

    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 .

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  • Belfast

    Jun 25, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #8

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

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  • Belfast

    Jun 25, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #9

    And a blue budgie on my neck.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 25, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #10

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

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 25, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Belfast but surely they’ve rubbed off by now?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 25, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #12

    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.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 25, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #13

    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 🙂

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  • Belfast

    Jun 25, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #14

    Nope permanent marker is permanent.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 25, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #15

    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?

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  • Toon Tang

    Jun 25, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #16

    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?

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  • Toon Tang

    Jun 25, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Should we lay off him now? Hahaha

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 25, 2016 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #18

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

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #19

    Too right clin. Fell asleep watching NI v Wales

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #20

    You lot are actually quite funny.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #21

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

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #22

    I did it with the hot wax method…

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  • Goromagpie

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #23

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

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #24

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

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #25

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

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #26

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

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  • martoon

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #27

    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 🙂 ).

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #28

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

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #29

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

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  • Goromagpie

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #30

    Geordie two
    Ur spot on bro

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  • Belfast

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #31

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

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #32

    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.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #33

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

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  • Belfast

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #34

    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.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #35

    Aye Harumph to that G2.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #36

    *Six teams*

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 25, 2016 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #37

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

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  • Belfast

    Jun 25, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #38

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

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 25, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #39

    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.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 25, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #40

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

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