England midfielder Daniel Rigge has joined West Ham United from Manchester City, according to an employee of the ExWHU.
The teenager has since played for the Hammers’ Under-18s in the Under-18 Premier League, playing in their 2-0 win over their Norwich City counterparts last month.
Hammers’ reliable insider claimed on the West Ham Way Patreon that although no announcement has been made, the 15-year-old is a “decent player”.
One for the future
Not much is known about the England Under-15 international, but the fact that he joined Man City could mean a lot.
West Ham also currently have Chelsea Under-18 skipper Josh Tobin and Arsenal schoolboy Max Jolliffe on trial at the club, and it looks like some of the brightest youngsters in the country are starting to look to holding the London Stadium to ensure a faster path to first team football.
Considering Man City‘s star-studded squad, Rigge wouldn’t have imagined his chances of getting into Pep Guardiola’s first-team plans anytime soon.
Although he has to work very hard to make it at West Ham, David Moyes has shown that he would not hesitate to give youngsters a chance if they deserve it.
Declan Rice and Ben Johnson have since established themselves in the first team, and seven academy players made their first-team debuts in the Europa League clash against Dinamo Zagreb last month.
A few of them are likely to feature in this campaign, and it seems to be attracting youngsters from other Premier League academies.
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