So now that Newcastle have finally got their summer transfer business kicked off it seems that the floodgates are well and truly open.
Tenerife striker Ayoze Perez came in and that was followed by the superb addition of Remy Cabella for £12 million last week.
These two have really given Newcastle fans something to smile about – but they don’t look as if they’re going to stop there.
After a disastrous end to the season Alan Pardew would’ve been desperate to get to the summer with the Newcastle job still in his hands.
And after surviving beyond May you feel that Pardew will be pulling out all the stops in the transfer market and that there will be more serious investment to come. Because it simply wasn’t good enough at the back end of the last campaign – not even close.
The Guardianhttp://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/jul/16/football-transfer-rumours-liverpool-swansea-ben-davies today suggests that the third signing of the summer will be the nearly completed deal for Emmanuel Riviere and the fourth will be the much sought after young defender Alexandre Lacazette.
Monaco’s Emmanuel Riviere is set to become Newcastle’s third new signing in a week. The fourth will be Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette.
Newcastle seriously need more firepower after drawing blanks at the end of last season and Riviera is a live wire addition. He’s played all his career in France and scored at a decent rate – especially in the last couple of years. At 24 he’s promising addition to the squad.
As for Lacazette, he’s of a similar profile but has already achieved a couple of caps for France and, at 23, he’s scored 38 and assisted 28 in 135 games for Lyon, who he joined as a junior.
Let’s take a look at them both in action. Newcastle fans: pleased with these potential additions or do you need much more?