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Newcastle Have Completed Another Deal

As we reported yesterday Newcastle’s Emmanuel Riviere is set to join La Liga club Osasuna, and there’s a  report out today in French newspaper L’Equipe with more details on the move.

At first we thought it was a permanent deal, but they are reporting the 26-year-old former Monaco striker will go out on loan for next season.

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Emmanuel Riviere – one year deal at Osasuna

Emmanuel has just one year to go on his three year deal he signed at Newcastle two years ago, when we signed him for a high £6M from Monaco.

Since he will become a free agent next summer, if he joins the Spanish club permanently it will presumably be for nothing.

That would mean we would lose all £6M on him over a short three years – a very poor financial deal for Newcastle.

But there should be more clarification on this deal today.

He is certainly not in the plans of manager Rafa Benitez and it is good for the 26 year-old to leave Newcastle, so he can get some playing time in La Liga next season and get his career back on track.

It will remove Emmanuel’s wages from Newcastle’s wage bill, but he was another very poor and expensive signing from France by Chief Scout Graham Carr.

The 15 times capped French U-21 striker (6 goals) played only 31 times with 3 goals and one assist for Newcastle 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.

However, Cheick Tiote’s proposed move to Galatasaray was finally called off yesterday  after he failed his medical.

We will have to wait and see if Cheick can join some other club in the next couple of days with the Ivory Coast midfielder having another four offers on the table for his services.

It’s still possible Cheick can find a club before tomorrow night at 11:00 pm when the transfer window finally slams shut.

For his own sake we hope he does just that.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • hibbitt

    Aug 30, 2016 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #1

    re post

    if it was my choice which its not i would go all in for Knockaert him and Ritchie would dominate teams in the championship both 100% team players

  • lordy_geordie

    Aug 30, 2016 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #2

    I would as well, i’m a massive fan of knockaerts.
    We don’t know what the fee is though. Maybe Brighton askin for 20 mil or somethin stupid

  • toontaff2

    Aug 30, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #4

    At least Cheick will have plenty of Air Miles to spend!

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Aug 30, 2016 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #5

    On Saturday, up close, Knockaert reminded me of Shaqiri. Quick, sharp and explosive bursts as a small player. Trying to cut passes through at different angles and can cross.

  • Jib

    Aug 30, 2016 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #6

    Here’s a left field suggestion
    Antonio Conte at Chelsea has offered out of favour Cesc Fabregas to Inter in exchange for Marcelo Brozovic.
    Cesc wants to keep his daughters Lia and Capri in England.
    Dare we dream ?

  • giimps

    Aug 30, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Interesting reading Jib, maybe he didn’t fail the medical and its down to money, presumably the clubs agreed a fee but Tiote couldn’t agree terms, if that’s the case he will be gone this window I would imagine, if it’s medical reasons he may be still here after the window shuts………I would be happy either way

  • Sav

    Aug 30, 2016 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #8

    To be fair to Carr, we were also linked with Dele Ali, Aubemeyang, Batshuiy, Bony and a host of other ‘purples who didn’t get over the line’.
    On a happier note, Riviere finally gone to Osasuna. A player who spent more time in the hairdressers than on the pitch. I’ve forgotten him already. Only a £6million hole remains.


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