Well, it’s finally happened and after three years on Tyneside Emmanuel Riviere has made a move to French club Metz.
That gets Riviere’s wages off the wage bill finally, and he’s on a two year deal at Metz.
This is what was put out on Newcastle’s website today:
Emmanuel Riviere has completed his move to Ligue 1 side Metz.
The 27-year-old makes the move to the Stade Saint-Symphorien just over three years after joining United from Monaco.
During his time on Tyneside, the French forward also spent time out on loan at Spanish side Osasuna, where he spent the entirety of last season.”
Since his arrival in the summer of 2014, Riviere made 31 appearances in all competitions for the Magpies, scoring three goals.
During Rafa’s press conference today for the game tomorrow at home to West Ham, Rafa said it was important to trim his squad to allow new players to come through the door in the final six days of the transfer window.
Emmanuel Riviere – finally leaving Newcastle
Rafa also said Siem de Jong is close to a move from Newcastle after three years on Tyneside and he is reported to be in advanced negotiations with his former club Ajax, who are said to be keen to take him back.
Here’s the latest ins and outs at Newcastle – we have estimated the fee for Riviere to be £1M but it could even have been a free transfer.
|Javier Manquillo||£4.5M||Atletico Madrid|
|Mikel Merino||Loan - season||Borussia Dortmund|
|Transfer Fees In||£34.5M|
|Vurnon Anita||Released||Aston Villa|
|Haris Vuckic||Released||FC Twente|
|Lubo Satka||Released||FC DAC 1904 |
|Kevin Mbabu||£1.0M||Young Boys|
|Matz Sels||Loan - season||Anderlecht|
|Adam Armstrong||Loan - season||Bolton|
|Lewis Gibson||£1.0M initially||Everton|
|Daryl Murphy||£2.0M||Nottingham Forest|
|Ivan Toney||Loan - season||Wigan Athletic|
|Siem de Jong||£4.0M||Ajax|
|Grant Hanley||£3.5M||Norwich City|
|Tim Krul||Loan - season||Brighton|
|Achraf Lazaar||Loan - season||Benevento|
|Transfer Fees Out||£22.5M|