Emmanuel Riviere linked with shock return to English football

Emmanuel Riviere.Emmanuel Riviere.
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Emmanuel Riviere could be set for a shock return to English football, according to a report.

The striker – who left Newcastle United in the summer of 2017 after a disastrous three years at the club – is a free agent after leaving Metz.

And Football Insider claim that Brentford are interested in Riviere.

Riviere, 29, joined Newcastle from Monaco for a £6million fee.

However, Riviere, signed by then-chief scout Graham Carr, only scored one league goal for the club.