Manu Riviere could be leaving Newcastle United this summer, believes The Chronicle.
Some might ask Manu who? Since joining from Monaco for £6m, the former French Under-21 international has netted just once in 23 first team appearances. Even allowing for those which were from the bench or cut short by substitutions, that’s still an astonishingly poor record.
Whilst it’s easy to be harsh, we have to remember that he suffered bad luck with injury and when you’re settling into a new club, which must make the task harder. Factor in a new country as well and that’s an even tougher break.
However, football at this level allows little time for sentimentality and the suggestion is that this is another piece of dead wood to be cut from the squad.
SV Hamburg, Stade Rennais and Olympiakos have both reportedly enquired about the striker. Few would bet against a return to his homeland this summer.