Journalist Ben Jacobs has admitted that Newcastle United might actually be in with an opportunity of signing Sunderland teenager 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 at present being on the books of their rivals.
Discussing Rigg’s future, Jacobs instructed Give Me Sport: “It’s one to look at, for positive. Regardless that he’s at Sunderland, an enormous proportion of his household are all Newcastle followers as properly. I feel that one might be one to look at in January. Newcastle are concurrently planning for his or her future in addition to the current.
“Newcastle have made just a few 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 obtained that aim, he additionally grew to become Sunderland’s youngest ever league scorer. However he wants minutes and time to develop as properly, so the participant aspect gained’t need to rush into something.
“Nevertheless, there’s completely little doubt that Newcastle are protecting tabs, and I might say that’s precisely the identical for Manchester United as properly.”