Newcastle Striker In Permanent Transfer To Osasuna


According to Diario de Navarra. the local news media outlet, there has been a deal agreed between Newcastle United and La Liga club Osasuna for the permanent transfer of Newcastle’s 26 year-old French striker Emmanuel Riviere.

The transfer is said to be imminent and the deal will be closed in the “coming hours.”

emmanuel riviere

Emmanuel Riviere – permanent move to Osasuna

Riviere has had a tough time of things in the last two years at Newcastle since he signed on for £6M from Monaco in the summer of 2014.

It will be interesting to see how much the fee is for the 15 times capped French U-21 striker (6 goals), who played only 31 times with 3 goals and one assist for the Magpies in his two year stay on Tyneside.

Newcastle have done a good job this summer of moving out players who are now surplus to requirements under new manager Rafa Benitez.

Rafa does not rate the Frenchman and it was obvious even during last season that Riviere doesn’t have a future in English football – he was another one of the failed French signings by Chief Scout Graham Carr.

Ivory Coast International midfielder Cheick Tiote is also expected to be signed permanently by Galatasaray shortly – and the two players leaving will help reduce the wage bill at Newcastle.

Cheick is in Turkey right now after traveling there yesterday – and if all goes well he will take his medical and sign for the Turkish giants today.

Comments welcome.



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84 comments so far

  • SUTTY1978

    Aug 29, 2016 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Maybe we’ll buy Jon Stead as his replacement. Can never have enough Journeyman strikers

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 29, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #2

    hibbit

    murphy deal make perfect sense to me
    we prob cant get who he wants and doesn’t want to bring in another 20somrthing that wont be good enough when we go up
    he has been bought in as back up he wont be to expensive to get rid off when needed as he is on a short contract
    so when we go up we can get who we want and need and ship him out or release and its not cost us to much
    unlike a riviere

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 29, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #3

    Oh no, another top striker gone, what’s Rafa doing? 🙂

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 29, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Good luck Rivi will most likely never hear ur name again but hope u have a good career none the less

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 29, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #5

    does Rafa ever sleep, this is phenomenal, he has almost single – handledly shifted all carr’s failures.

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  • Jib

    Aug 29, 2016 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #6

    GK Sels Darlow Elliot Woodman
    RB Sterry Yedlin Gamez
    LB Lazaar Dummett Haidara
    CD Lascelles Mbemba Hanley Clark
    DM Hayden Anita Colback
    MF Shelvey Ritchie Diamé Aarons Atsu Gouffran
    FWD Perez Gayle Murphy Mitrovic (Armstrong)

    That’s 27 (excluding Armstrong)
    2 will have to be shed
    A goalie on loan and possibly Aarons loaned when fit

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  • SUTTY1978

    Aug 29, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Jib, we’re not in the Premier League any more, why would we have to get rid of two?

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 29, 2016 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #8

    Jib
    Not how the rules work in the Champ as far as am aware

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  • Mr Funk

    Aug 29, 2016 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #9

    So, ot seems it is just Sissoko to go. I think if we can get the same price as Wijnaldum for Sissoko we should take it and move on.

    If we get Atsu, then maybe we need another CAM. I would go for Hakim Ziyech but he would then be away for the ACON. I could see why we are looking at Alan Judge because he wouldn’t be off to ACON

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  • Jib

    Aug 29, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #10

    I’ve just realised that Freddy is only 19 (he seems to have been around for ages) therefore doesn’t take one of the 25 places.

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  • investinyouthtoon

    Aug 29, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #11

    On mcmanaman no thanks. The guy seems like a real bad egg and will only disrupt the harmony within the squad, so really ain’t worth it for this journeyman, and makes you wonder why he ain’t able to stay at any club for any length of time.

    As for rivi and tiote all the best for the future but we need to go in another direction

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  • toon kk

    Aug 29, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #12

    Rivi may not have been a success at Newcastle but he hasn’t had much of a change either. Having said that his purchase was one of many poor decisions made by our inept club. Pleased Rafa has steadied the sinking ship.

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 29, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #13

    If they’re involved does this mean that Mondial might get a second cut of the transfer deal ?

    ” I counted them in and I counted them out ”

    Nice business to be in.

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  • Jib

    Aug 29, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #14

    sitting here blushing
    I honestly thought they had introduced squad restrictions into the Cship last season.
    🙁

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 29, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #15

    The championship doesn’t have a 25 player registration does it? Just rules around having home grown players in the match day squad

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  • Al Yalayis Lad

    Aug 29, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #16

    Good luck to Mr T and Rivi.

    As for Murphy, I think it is a great signing, in every good team we have had over the years, we have had seasoned pro’s in the squad, ones towards the end of their game but enough left in the engine room for one or two years.

    We have been crap because we have had too many frogs and bairns. The saying was “you will nowt with bairns” but you will also get relegated with bairns

    HWTL

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  • SpaceGhost

    Aug 29, 2016 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #17

    Truly believe Riviere would have more success at NUFC if he just shave that ridiculous bird nest hairstyle off his head 2 seasons ago. It’s like looking at the sun directly without eye protection.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 29, 2016 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #18

    I can imagine , much thought Benitez sat at the table with Mike at the end of last season, looked at the ashes of the failed rescue bid to keep the club up, and pointed out that not only could he remove the rotten hierarchy that had fostered defeat in the squad, but he could use the championship as an elite academy to nurture young, hungry (and importantly cheap to buy and run), players that would develop into the core of a stable pl squad. I hope Rafa pulls this off, and getting into the PL gains the leverage that gives him carte blanche to jettison the Primary Stages of this championship rocket and get some top players to challenge the top again as in the days of SBR. it’s a fair old journey though. And Mikey boy and his ability to smash his own toys (in the shape of an emboldened Charnley/Carr partnership) is still there.

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  • SpaceGhost

    Aug 29, 2016 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #19

    As for Murphy’s signing, just show Rafa’s way of thinking for the future. A mentor for Mitro and how to get the best out of our CBs. His experience at domestic and international level is crucial for the team in years to come.

    Personally I feel he’s like the great Sibierski with hair.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #20

    with every failure that rafa manages to shift, how the hell is carr still there. has the guy really no shame.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #21

    I think Mr Carr has a contract that will follow him to the grave.

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  • Jib

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #22

    Rotonda
    Which part of
    “Graham Carr had no say over which of his recommendations were bought”
    is it so hard to understand ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #23

    Rotond,
    Before Carr it was Pardew who was responsiblefor all our ails, Marveaux wasn’tgiven a chance you said. It was the rotten system in place that has got us where we are not just Pardew, Carr or Churnley.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #24

    Plus Lee is holding the corner of the carpet up while Graham sweeps their misdeeds under it.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #25

    Rotonda
    Because he’s done his job I imagine

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  • hibbitt

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #26

    beermonkey

    i get what your saying and hope your right
    but i still find the thought of Murphy leading the line a NUFC baffling

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #27

    Rotonda

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #28

    Pinched from jib and added to:

    GK Sels Darlow Elliot Woodman(imagine he will be loaned out)
    RB Sterry Yedlin Gamez
    LB Lazaar Dummett Haidara(injured)
    CD Lascelles Mbemba Hanley Clark
    DM Hayden Anita Colback
    MF Shelvey Ritchie Diamé Aarons(injured) Atsu Gouffran
    FWD Perez Gayle Murphy Mitrovic (Armstrong likely to be loaned out)

    Not a squad to cream your pants over but can’t be unhappy with that. Players in every position, offering different qualities and no passengers either they can all contribute not just a body in a shirt. The name I’ve omitted is sissoko, I know he’s been a prick but if he stays and decides to put a shift in I’d be happy with that, more likely end up selling him for 20 million and banking the cash.

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  • manxpie

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #29

    It was only a couple of weeks ago that it was carrs fault for the “duds” we’d bought this season now after a few wins and the “duds” starting to look good it’s all how great rafa’s signings are!

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  • manxpie

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #30

    Don’t forget it was the best squad ever that Carr had compiled jail that pardew ruined of course

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  • hibbitt

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #31

    Jail for Ashley

    what must be said Pardew,Carver Mclaren Carr and Charnley. did HELP

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #32

    Go to sign a winger and a playmaker now. Knockeart and Shaqiri/Abeid would be perfect.

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  • toontaff2

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #33

    Achraf Lazaaaaaar Woof, wooooooof!
    Riviere is going to a Spanish club, playing in France?
    Besides LeSulko leaving for a dream club, the next big question is can Joe Hart sell shampoo to the great unwashed?

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  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #34

    Anything over £3m will be a good deal should Riverie move on.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #35

    Matip – went to Liverpool

    PEA – Dortmund

    Vertonghen – Spurs

    Alderweireld – Spurs

    Matuidi – PSG

    Van Dijk – Southampton

    Remy – Chelsea

    Gamiero – Sevilla, now Atletico

    Gervinho – went to Arsenal

    Wanyama – Spurs

    They are all players that we were heavily linked with under Carr, off the top of my head. There’s more. Heavily linked like the ones we actually signed – and were managed by a serial loser.

    The low-ball bids and limits were in place. With a better hierarchy and competent manager in place, they could all have come here. Yet those respectable clubs went for them instead. Carr is hardly looking at all the wrong types of players.

    It’s very difficult to tell, as with our poor signing policy of the past, it could well have hindered the signings that Carr really wanted at the top of his list.

    I don’t hold anything against him at all.

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #36

    hibbit

    but why ??

    123 apps for Ipswich 50 goals he will do a job for us and not bitch he aint starting every week

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  • Jib

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #37

    One Alan Shearer
    Haidara
    Back in full training

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #38

    So splitting them into 2 teams and picking the best I’d go with best first xi(4141):

    GK Sels (very impressed with latest performance so gets the nod).
    RB Yedlin (Prem experience)
    LB Dummett (until lazaar shows defensive qualities)
    CD Lascelles Mbemba
    DM Hayden
    MF Shelvey Ritchie Diamé Gouffran(atsu will likely displace hI’m quickly but deserves chance)
    FWD Gayle(tough choice may have goes with mitro just as easily)

    2nd team (433)

    GK Darlow
    RB Gamez
    LB Lazaar
    CD Hanley Clark
    DM Anita Colback
    MF Atsu
    FWD Perez Murphy Mitrovic

    However I’d love to see us try 352 with this little lot:

    Sels

    Mbemba Lascelles Dummett

    Richie Diamé Hayden Shelvey lazaar

    Mitrovic Gayle

    Subs:darlow Hanley clark anita gamez yedlin perez

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #39

    *Gameiro

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #40

    Are we really linked with Callum McManaman?

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