Journalist Ben Jacobs has admitted that Newcastle United may actually be in with an opportunity of signing Sunderland teen Chris Rigg this January.
The proficient midfield prospect has been linked with the Magpies earlier than, as his household are supporters of the membership regardless of him presently being on the books of their rivals.
Discussing Rigg’s future, Jacobs advised Give Me Sport: “It’s one to observe, for certain. Though he’s at Sunderland, an enormous proportion of his household are all Newcastle followers as nicely. I feel that one could possibly be one to observe in January. Newcastle are concurrently planning for his or her future in addition to the current.
“Newcastle have made a number of strikes for younger gamers out there and crushed rivals to them. Rigg is seen as one of many prime midfield prospects within the nation and he’s additionally solely 16 years of age for the time being.
“He scored in opposition to Southampton final weekend. When he bought that objective, he additionally grew to become Sunderland’s youngest ever league scorer. However he wants minutes and time to develop as nicely, so the participant facet received’t need to rush into something.
“Nonetheless, there’s completely little doubt that Newcastle are retaining tabs, and I’d say that’s precisely the identical for Manchester United as nicely.”