I heard this (third hand from a "good" source) a couple of weeks ago and so I tuned into see Leeds v Derby on Sky so that I could take a look at Riggott.
I have to say that I was very impressed and despite Leeds winning 3-0 it was clear that Riggott is a very talented player. Quick and comfortable on the ball but still capable of the odd crunching tackle.
Can't say if he's a better prospect than Wright or Traore but, on this limited evidence, he'd be a good addition to any Premiership squad. Even if we did sign him I can't see him breaking up the Sami & Steph show just yet but if Babbel doesn't recover soon we could probably do with some extra cover.
It would also be a signing in close keeping with Gerard's policy of buying for the future. The squad for 2003/4 is already shaping up nicely don't you think? Kirkland, Gerrard, Owen, Barros, Le Tallec, Sinama Pongolle, Wright, Riggott, Welsh, Vignal, Carragher, not forgetting Jamie Redknapp who'll be just about over his injury problems by then.