Former Newcastle Striker Joins On-Loan Defender In Italy

Former Newcastle striker Emmanuel Riviere has joined Serie B club Cosenza as a free agent.

Riviere was released from FC Metz this summer after spending the past two seasons with the French club. Metz were promoted back to Ligue 1 this year after being relegated the season before.

Riviere joins Achraf Lazaar at the Italian club. Lazaar it on a season-long loan with Cosenza. Riviere’s deal is also for only this season.

The Frenchman joined Newcastle in the summer of 2014 but made only 31 appearances until his loan move to Spanish club Osasuna in 2016. While on loan in La Liga, Riviere failed to score a goal. He was only able to manage 3 goals in his time while at Newcastle.

He left to join FC Metz in 2017 where he fared a little better scoring 9 goals in 47 total appearances. Riviere has been a big disappointment since leaving Monaco where he scored 17 goals in 50 appearances before his transfer to Newcastle.

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