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Emmanuel Rivière

Forward     Newcastle United  Premier


France

Birthdate:  January 1, 2000    Nationality:  France    

August 31, 2014    Emmanuel Rivière News

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Rivière recorded an assist in Newcastle's 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Rivière has looked a little light for the strength of the Premier League so far, and was dispossessed three more times Saturday. The French import got on the scoresheet with an assist, which will hopefully build confidence as he continues to bed in to a new league.

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August 24, 2014

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Rivière didn't look sharp and was subbed off in the 77th minute of Newcastle's 0-0 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday.

Rivière only managed one shot Saturday, and while it was on target, the 24-year-old wasn't able to get into space as often as you would like to see from a striker. The former Monaco man looks like he will need some more time to get used to the speed and strength of the Premier League.

August 17, 2014

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Rivière played 83 minutes of Newcastle's 0-2 loss to Manchester City on Sunday.

Rivière showed flashes of class Sunday, but wasn't able to convert those chances into goals. The 24-year-old French striker enjoyed moments of great possession and will look to build on these morsels as he adjusts to the physicality and pace of the Premier League. Rivière's link up play with fellow new signing Remy Cabella was encouraging and fantasy owners should keep an eye on these two, with Newcastle benefiting from favorable matchups over the next five gameweeks.

July 17, 2014

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Rivière has completed a move to Newcastle from French side Monaco for an undisclosed fee.

Rivière picked up 13 goals in 36 appearances last season for Monaco and will give the Magpies a new look up front. With Loic Remy gone, Newcastle will lean on Rivière for goals. It will be interesting to see how the 24-year-old will link up with fellow countryman and new signing, Remy Cabella. Both could emerge as mid-range fantasy options, with the latter having even more upside than that.

July 16, 2014

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Riviere is undergoing a medical at Newcastle ahead of a move from AS Monaco, according to Lee Ryder of Chronicle Live.

The 24-year-old had 10 goals and two assists in 19 Ligue 1 appearances last season and continues the French additions that manager Alan Pardew has brought in this summer. If he can garner consistent starts, Riviere should be a decent fantasy play.

January 27, 2014

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Rivière scored a 57th minute goal in Monaco's win over Marseille on Sunday.

Rivière, who has drawn transfer interest from abroad, figures to be vital in Monaco's title chase. With star striker Falcao (knee) out for the remainder of this season and new signing Lacina Traore being loaned to Premiership side Everton, Rivière now becomes Monaco's focal point up front. While the 23-year-old may not receive the headlines that some of his teammates do, Rivière's nine goals in 18 appearances (12 starts) warrant applause. Further, with Monaco's stable of attackers, Rivière should be afforded more scoring opportunities now that he leads the line for the French club.

January 21, 2014

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Rivière has been the subject of a £5 million transfer bid from Stoke City, the Stoke Sentinel reports.

Rivière moved to big spending Monaco in January of last year and has since scored 12 goals in 29 league appearances (13 starts). However, with Stoke City in desperate need for another striker, the Premiership side has targeted the 23-year-old Frenchman to provide a boost to its attack. At the moment, it's unclear whether Monaco is open to selling Rivière after just one year at the club.

January 17, 2014

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Rivière has been linked with a loan move to Stoke City from Ligue 1 side Monaco, the Stoke Sentinel reports.

Rivière has impressed during his first season with Monaco, scoring eight goals in just 16 appearances (11 starts). However, given the French side's deep attacking ranks, it's thought the 23-year-old could use more regular playing time elsewhere and the Potters are certainly in the market for a striker.