Newcastle United continued their summer spending spree with the signing of Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere.
The 24-year-old is now the Magpies’ fifth summer transfer after the two clubs agreed on an undisclosed fee.
The Frenchman told Newcastle’s official website: “I’m very happy to be here at Newcastle.
“When the Club spoke to me I said yes immediately. It was an easy decision because Newcastle is a big club with great fans and a good stadium.
“My dream was always to play in the Premier League and Newcastle have given me the opportunity to realise that.”
New boss Alan Pardew also commented on his new addition, stating: “This is an important signing because the striking area is one we really had to improve.
“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 and singing his name.
“I am really looking forward to integrating Emmanuel in the group and cannot wait to see him in action for us.”
Riviere joined Monaco in the January of 2013, helping the club clinch promotion before scoring another 13 goals playing behind Radamel Falcao and Dmitar Berbatov in the pecking order last season.