Newcastle set to sanction transfer of in-demand striker

According to reports from The Chronicle, three clubs are targeting Newcastle United forward Emmanuel Riviere for a summer transfer.

The Magpies signed the Frenchman from Monaco in summer 2014 but he’s endured a torrid two seasons on Tyneside, producing a return of just one goal in 26 Premier League appearances.

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That includes just three outings last season as Newcastle plummeted out of the top flight, two of which were from the bench, although much of his absence was due to a long-term injury.

According to The Chronicle, the Magpies are understandably ready to cut their losses on the 26-year-old, who originally cost them around £6million.

And despite his misfit status at St. James’ Park, Riviere is attracting attention from abroad with three clubs reportedly chasing his signature.

Indeed, the regional news outlet link Hamburg, Olympiacos and Stade Rennes with the versatile forward, who can operate out wide or centrally.

Into the final twelve months of his contract and out of favour with Rafa Benitez, Riviere is unlikely to command a substantial transfer fee.