The French forward left Monaco to complete his move to St James’ Park after signing a long-term contract. The 24-year-old is delighted to have arrived at the Tyneside club and has admitted that it was his dream to play in the Premier League.
Rivière is aware the conditions are different in England and remains hopeful that he could quickly adapt to the physicality of the Premier League.
“My dream was always to play in the Premier League and so when Newcastle called me, I said yes. I am a striker who is fast and strong, and I score goals. I think my characteristics are good for the Premier League,” Rivière told the club’s official website.
“I love space to run and tire out defenders, and I work for the team. I want to adapt quickly to the Premier League because it is not Ligue 1. They are very different. I will work hard to adapt fast, and to play for Newcastle.”