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Last Updated: Monday, 2 July 2007, 18:05 GMT 19:05 UK
Blackburn seal swoop for Rigters
Maceo Rigters
Rigters has signed a four-year deal with Blackburn
Blackburn Rovers have won the race to sign NAC Breda striker Maceo Rigters for an undisclosed fee and he has signed a four-year deal at Ewood Park.

Rigters starred for Holland as they won the Under-21 European Championships.

The 23-year-old had been linked with a host of British clubs including Celtic, Rangers, Newcastle and Norwich City.

Blackburn chairman John Williams said: "We've been following him for some time after manager Mark Hughes identified him as a player he was interested in."

Rigters was due to travel to Glasgow for signing talks with Celtic on Tuesday, but instead signed for Blackburn.

Rigters' goals in the Under-21 European Championships were enough to give him the golden boot as the tournament's top scorer.

A product of Ajax's youth academy, he has also played for Heerenveen and FC Dordrecht before joining NAC Breda in 2004.

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