Spurs and Arsenal battle to sign West Ham youngster Rigge


Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are set to go head-to-head to sign West Ham youngster Daniel Rigge this summer.

Rigge has been in excellent form for West Ham in the Premier League U-18 this season as the Hammers sit second behind Chelsea. As such, ESPN have reported that the two North London sides are looking to sign the 18-year-old this summer.

Rigge came up through the ranks at the Manchester City Academy, however, he was let go by the Citizens in 2022 and signed his first professional contract with West Ham. He still has two years left on his contract with the Hammers and the Gunners and Spurs will have to negotiate to sign the youngster.

Rigge has scored 11 goals and garnered 9 assists in 18 games so far for the U18 side. With the midfielder turning 18 last month, he could very well make the jump to the senior team if he stays put with Hammers for next season.

With West Ham chasing down Chelsea in the title race for the U-18 Premier League, Rigge will likely be involved when they take on Crystal Palace on May 7.