Newcastle United complete Emmanuel Riviere capture

Monaco's French forward Emmanuel Riviere (L) vies for the ball with Marseille's Brazilian defender Lucas Mendes (R) during the French L1 football match on January 26, 2014
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Newcastle United sign French striker Emmanuel Riviere for an undisclosed fee.

Newcastle United have completed the signing of Emmanuel Riviere from Monaco.

The 24-year-old French striker has signed a "long-term contract" with the Magpies and arrives on Tyneside for an undisclosed fee.

"I'm very happy to be here at Newcastle," said Riviere. "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."

Riviere becomes Newcastle's fifth signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Jack Colback, Ayoze, Siem de Jong and Remy Cabella.

Alan Pardew manager of Newcastle United looks on fromthge stands during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St James' Park on April 5, 2014
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