​Newcastle close to completing deal for Sunderland whizkid Rigg

Newcastle United are eager to complete a deal for Sunderland youth team star Chris Rigg.

The 15-year-old is already being touted as one for the future by English scouts.

According to the Chronicle Live, several top sides are after Rigg at present.

The teenager already has a shoe deal with adidas, while Newcastle are set to agree compensation with Sunderland for his signature.

A fee of £2.5 million is being suggested, with Rigg eager to join a team that he has supported since he was a child.

His entire family are Newcastle fans, which means they are very much hoping to get this deal done as soon as possible.