Rovers seal Rigters swoop
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Blackburn have confirmed the signing of Dutch striker Maceo Rigters.Blackburn Rovers have confirmed the signing of Dutch striker Maceo Rigters.
Skysports.com exclusively revealed on Monday that Rigters was in England and talking with Rovers.
Now the club have confirmed the signing of the 23-year-old on a four-year deal.
Celtic, Norwich and Newcastle all held out hope that they could land Rigters - but Blackburn have won the race for the coveted youngster.
Rovers have paid an undisclosed fee to the player's previous club NAC Breda - but it is understood to be less than £1million due to a clause in his contract.
The Rigters deal was the second transfer completed within 24 hours by Rovers after they announced the capture of Faroe Islands keeper Gunnar Nielsen.