English Premiership

Newcastle sign Riviere

2014-07-17 07:54
Emmanuel Riviere (Getty Images)
Emmanuel Riviere (Getty Images)

Newcastle boosted their threadbare striking options on Wednesday by signing Emmanuel Riviere from French side Monaco on a long-term deal for an undisclosed fee.

Riviere, 24, made 30 appearances for Monaco last season and scored 10 goals.

His arrival at St James' Park comes after the club saw loan signings Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong as well as out-of-contract Shola Ameobi leave the club.

Papiss Cisse, meanwhile, is recovering from a knee injury.

"This is an important signing because we know that in the striking department, with Papiss injured, we need to improve that area," said Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.

"We have looked at Emmanuel for a while and we know he will score goals for us. He is quick, hungry for success and will love having 50 000 Geordies cheering him on."

Confirmation of the transfer via the club' Twitter account

Read more on:    newcastle  |  english premiership  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Will Jose Mourinho lead Manchester United to the English Premiership title in 2016/17?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.