With the Newcastle United fans in the Transfer Tavern desperate to see the club continue to strengthen over the course of the summer, they know Rafa Benitez has work to do.
Indeed, the Magpies’ overhaul needs to go even beyond merely who comes into the squad this summer as the Spaniard needs to cut some of the deadwood adrift from his playing ranks.
Well, imagine the delight amongst our resident Geordies following reports emanating out of Turkey. According to Futbol Arena, Osmanlıspor are looking set to sign flop forward Emmanuel Riviere this summer.
The former Monaco man has proved to be an absolute flop since joining from Monaco in the summer of 2014, notching just one goal, before being loaned to Osasuna last season.
For the Newcastle fans here in the bar, it’s amazing to think any club would want his services, so the fact he’s reportedly close to leaving has really gone down a storm today.
With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the reaction on Twitter.
— Kang (@chaser_kang) July 27, 2017
Only Rafa could shift Sissoko for £30m and manage to SELL Riviere #NUFC
— HaX (@Haxerino) July 27, 2017
— Sam Jones (@SamJonesJourno) July 27, 2017
Honestly can't believe ANY professional football club across the world actually wants to buy Emmanuel Riviere! #NUFC
2 clubs want Riviere??..if 2 clubs fight over the signature of that lad i fear this is the end of mankind as we know it #nufc
— Craig welsh (@18Nufc92mag) July 27, 2017
— Emil Franchi (@emil_franchi) July 27, 2017