Sky Sports reporter claims ex-NUFC flop is all set to join Achraf Lazaar in Italy

According to Sky Sports reporter Gianluca Di Marzio, former Newcastle United flop Emmanuel Riviere is set to sign for Serie B side Cosenza.

This will see the Frenchman link up with current Newcastle United reject Achraf Lazaar, who completed a loan move to the second tier Italian side earlier this month.

Rivierie – who is currently a free agent – was tipped to join Championship side Brentford last month, but it looks like he’s set for a spell in Italy instead according to Sky Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio:

Despite arriving from Monaco for £6m in 2014, the 29-year-old was desperately poor during a nightmare spell at St James’ Park. He scored just 3 goals in 31 appearances on Tyneside and, sadly for him, he hasn’t got much better since then.

He failed to score in 17 appearances during a loan with Osasuna over the 2016/17 season and his record in front of goal didn’t get much better following a move to Metz two years ago.

He scored 5 goals in 28 Ligue 1 appearances for the French side in 2017/18, followed by just 2 goals in 15 Ligue 2 appearances last season – a tally which saw him get released earlier this summer.

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