Newcastle United: Emmanuel Riviere joins on 'long-term' deal
Newcastle United have signed Monaco forward Emmanuel Riviere on a "long-term contract".
The 24-year-old former French Under-21 player arrives for an undisclosed fee, reported to be about £5m.
Manager Alan Pardew said: "This is an important signing because the striking area is one we had to improve. We know he will score goals."
Martinique-born Riviere, who has scored 40 goals in 161 league appearances, had been under contract at Monaco until 2017.
|Who is Emmanuel Riviere?|
|Joins St-Etienne's youth team in 2005 and makes his senior debut in January 2009.||Drops a division to sign for Monaco in January 2013 and helps the club to Ligue 2 title.|
|Signs for Toulouse in 2011, where he played with current Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko.||Scores 13 goals in 36 league appearances in 2013-14 as Monaco finish runners-up in Ligue 1.|
"My dream was always to play in the Premier League and Newcastle have given me the opportunity," he said. "When the club spoke to me I said yes immediately. It was an easy decision.