English midfielder Daniel Rigge has joined West Ham United from Manchester City, according to ExWHUemployee.
The teenager has since featured for the Hammers under-18s in the under-18 Premier League, playing in their 2-0 win over their Norwich City counterparts last month.
The reliable Hammers insider claimed on the West Ham Way Patreon that while an announcement has not 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 has joined from Man City could mean a lot.
West Ham also currently have Chelsea under-18 skipper Josh Tobin and Arsenal’s schoolboy Max Jolliffe on trial at the club, and it appears some of the country’s brightest youngsters are starting to look towards the London Stadium outfit in order to guarantee themselves a quicker pathway to first-team football.
Given Man City’s star-stuffed squad, Rigge would not have fancied his chances of breaking into Pep Guardiola’s first-team plans anytime soon.
While he needs to work very hard to do so at West Ham, David Moyes has shown that he would not hesitate to hand youngsters a chance should they deserve it.
Declan Rice and Ben Johnson have since established themselves in the first-team, and seven academy players were handed their first-team debuts in the Europa League clash against Dinamo Zagreb last month.
A couple of them are likely to feature going forward this campaign, and that appears to be attracting youngsters from other Premier League academies.
In other West Ham news, an amazing attacker is making personal arrangements for Hammers switch in January.
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