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Monaco striker set to join Newcastle

The Toon have finally brought in a front line striker in the transfer window, bringing in Monaco's Emmanuel Riviere.

Newcastle United have finally brought a striker in the transfer window, agreeing to terms with Monaco's Emmanuel Riviere according to reports in France and he is now in for a medical. The Toon have been hard pressed to find a goal scorer in the summer window with Papiss Cisse injured and Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong exiting the club.

Riviere had been linked to Newcastle in the past, but joined Monaco last season from Toulouse for around €4 million. He played in 36 matches for Monaco last season netting 13 goals and two assists, but with a team chalk full of options up front they could afford to flip him after a single season.

As mentioned, Newcastle desperately needed to add to their striker department and the 24-year-old fits the age/price profile that Mike Ashley has liked to target in the transfer market, meaning it wouldn't be shocking to see Riviere flipped for profit in a season or two if he stays on form.

Newcastle are said to be waiting on the official departure of Matheiu Debuchy to announce both the Daryl Janmaat and Riviere deal and some reports suggest they've already begun negotiations for a second striker.