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Hammers sign youngster Dan Rigge

West Ham have pipped a number of Premier League rivals to the signing of youngster Dan Rigge from Manchester City, writes JACK ROSSER.

The Hammers have agreed a three-year deal with the sought-after midfielder, 16, ahead of a number of other Premier League clubs.

Liverpool had offered Rigge a trial with their academy sides but the youngster chose to take up the firm offer from West Ham instead, while Wolves and Leicester City were also in the mix.

The east Londoners have been tracking Rigge for some time.

The midfielder played a few games on trial for the Hammers in January, with the blessing of Manchester City, before returning to see out the season up north.

Now the campaign is out of the way, the path has been cleared to strike a deal to bring him to the capital.

Rigge is seen as a bright prospect by those at West Ham and he will go in to work with their academy sides from next season.



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