One of the jobs Rafa Benitez and Lee Charnley have is to offload a number of player from the first team squad who seem to have no future at Newcastle United.
It will not be easy because a number of players who were on long last season did not do particularly well.
One of those was former Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere whose time at Newcastle ha been little short of a disaster.
27 year-old Emmanuel Riviere – a tough time at Newcastle
Emmanuel has turned out to be a poor signing for Newcastle and he cost the Magpies £6M when he joined on a four year contract three years ago from Monaco.
The good news is that Riviere only has one year left on his contract on Tyneside and it looks like French club Metz may be interested in taking the player.
The news is in L’Equipe that Metz are considering a move for the 27 year-old Frenchman who was simply not good enough for Newcastle.
After two poor seasons at Newcastle when he played only 31 games with three goals he went on loan to CA Osasuna last season where he played only 17 times and failed to score but he did have one loan assist.
Osasuna were not interested in taking the player permanently and in fact they were relegated to the Spanish second division.
It will be important for the French U21 International to hook up with a decent club, because his career at the moment seems to be in real danger, so we hope for his sake he can move to a decent club.
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