Emmanuel Riviere leaves Newcastle to join Metz
Last Updated: 25/08/17 3:18pm
Emmanuel Riviere has left Newcastle to join Ligue 1 club Metz on a two-year contract.
The 27-year-old striker moved to St James' Park from Monaco in July 2014, but managed only 31 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals.
Riviere spent the entirety of last season on loan at Spanish side Osasuna.
Metz announced the arrival of the former St Etienne and Toulouse player on their official website ahead of Saturday's league trip to Caen.
Another Magpies forward, Siem de Jong, could also be on his way out of Tyneside.
The 28-year-old Netherlands international is in talks over a return to former club Ajax, Sky sources understand.
Rafael Benitez has admitted he needs to trim his squad before he can add new players ahead of the transfer deadline on August 31.