46 goals, no dismissals and more: What Newcastle have bought for £6m

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Newcastle United have completed the signing of Emmanuel Riviere from Monaco, but what are the numbers behind his career to date?

Newcastle United have impressed in the transfer window to date, and the latest player to arrive at St James’ Park is French striker Emmanuel Riviere.

The 24-year-old completed his £6million move from Monaco on Wednesday, and along with Siem de Jong and Remy Cabella, Riviere will be expected to get the goals that fire Newcastle up the table next season.

In the latest in our series on the numbers behind the players, we take a look at what Magpies fans should know about their latest signing.

182 – The number of club appearances Riviere has made in his career to date. The striker played 47 times for Toulouse, 85 times for Saint-Etienne and 50 times for Monaco.

66 – The number of goals Riviere has had a hand in so far, scoring 46 and setting up a further 20. In his most recent campaign he found the net 13 times, but set up just two for teammates.

0 – The number of dismissals the player has had in his career to date. While he has accrued 10 bookings, not once has he been sent off either for a straight red card or for two bookable offences. Considering the number of matches he has played, his disciplinary record is nothing short of outstanding.

34 – The number of times he has represented his country at various age-groups. However, he is yet to earn a senior cap. He made 15 appearances for France’s under-21s, scoring six goals in that time.

All stats courtesy of transfermarkt.com

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