Newcastle After Top Young Canadian Forward

Surprise news today in the Evening Chronicle, that Newcastle fancy young David Hoilett of Blackburn Rovers.

David Hoilett – impressive young forward

The 20 year-old Canadian played 28 times for Blackburn this season with 6 goals, and has 55 total appearances for the club with 9 goals over the last couple of seasons.

The Brampton, Ontario born player can play on the wing or as a striker and he’s looked very good for Blackburn this season when w;eve watched them.

From 2007 until 2009 the lad was loaned out to two German clubs, SC Pauli and SC Paderborn 07 for some first team experience.

It’s interesting that Blackburn manager Steve Kean has claimed the Canadian starlet is desperate to stay at Ewood Park, but the Indian owners are undecided about their new manager.

Kean, with no previous experience in management, had a terrible run this year, and only just saved the Lancashire club from relegation.

That was after he had surprisingly replaced former manager Sam Allardyce in December, when Blackburn were in no danger of relegation, and it turned out to be a disastrous move by the new owners, who seemed to know very little about running a football club.

Hoilett joined Blackburn back in 2003 when he was just 12 years old, and of course he fits the profile of good young players who can still improve on Tyneside.

Blackburn will obviously want to tie him down to a long-term deal, and we’d be just a little surprised if they are not able to do that.

Kean will try to cement the deal in two weeks time, when he flies over to Ontario to visit the player and his family.

Kean said today:

“I have spoken with Junior and he is now on a family holiday. I will probably go out to Canada in the next couple of weeks to speak to his dad.”“We are hopeful. He is desperate to get something sorted out, he wants to stay, he is playing well and has enjoyed a good run in the team.”

“He is enjoying his football and has been a bit of a match-winner for us. I think he has enjoyed the freedom he has had in the final third. He has been allowed to take people on and has caused top players all sorts of problems.”

“He can be top, top notch. He can go all the way to being a very, very special player in this league.”

“I think he can play anywhere. He can play, left, right, in the hole, out and out as a striker. He can adapt and play anywhere, he is that good.”

OK – well that sounds good Steve – he would be great at Newcastle! 😀

Expect Newcastle to go all out to sign the youngster, and of course Newcastle are a much bigger club than Blackburn, in that they have 52,000 home gates and a mad keen football public on Tyneside, although we have never won the Premier League like Blackburn have.

One of only four clubs to ever win the English Premier league title.

But it  will still be difficult to pull this one off, since the lad has been at Blackburn for so long.

Hoilett is eligible to play for either Canada or Jamaica, and he is yet to make any International appearances,  but the word is he will elect to play for Canada.

It will be interesting to see how Newcastle fare in their attempt to sign this good looking 20 year-old player.

Comments welcome.

339 comments so far

  • gorskino10

    May 30, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Really impressed by Junior, quick, and has a great shot and eye for goal only worry is he reminds me in many ways of Lua Lua is he the winger we really need? good player tho.

  • alip123

    May 30, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Nt 2 sure, think we cud do btr… Bt then again he lks decent. mebs go 4 agbonlahor???

  • tomnewcastle

    May 30, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #3

    If barton is going to sign new deal then there may be no need for this guy. But he does look very good for a 20 year old.
    Won’t want to stay at a hole like Blackburn.

  • Brutooon

    May 30, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Berbatov got problem with Sir Alex Ferguson

    Sign him !!!!

    During his youngster age, he embrace Alan Shearer and Newcastle United. His first soccer kit is NUFC Jersey

  • solano

    May 30, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #5

    the “good looking” 20 yr old?? Is Mrs Ed filling in while Ed rests up for a while?

  • toonbelmonter

    May 30, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #6

    steve kean is completely clueless, wenever i watch blackburn he looks like hes being advised by his assistant, plus hes soooooo anoying, lol deluded as f**k anorl mr steve “i think were a big enough club to attract ronaldinho” kean,,, onestly y wud any big name players go to blackburn lol venkys nli sed hed get a 5mill budget lol , hoilet would be ours for 4ish, get him in as replacement for routy,,,

  • ilovetoon8788

    May 30, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Would be an excellent buy. Young, fast with an eye for goal. Can only get better!

  • colwell

    May 30, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Good looking lol have you lost interest in Larsson now Ed


    May 30, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #9

    Everytime I have seen Holliet play he has impressed. Speedy and gives it his all would be a good one to get in BUT I doubt its a true story

  • geoff777

    May 30, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #10

    In the Chronicle it says “United are understood to be monitoring the situation”.

    If he is a genuine target why tell the Chronicle?


    May 30, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Would be a good buy. Young and has a lot of potential. Definately better than Roultledge. Could become a very good player in the future.

  • The Eternal Optimist

    May 30, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #12

    in a 4-3-3 he would be ideal up top alongside a central striker like sow or Drogba. TBH with him and Arfa either side of him Shola would probs hit 20 next year. The kid is lighting with great feet and composure/control and if we don’t get him now he’ll be off to a top-4 club at the end of this season. Praying this comes off.


    May 30, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #13

    Berbatov the man who proved running is overrated in football 🙂


    May 30, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #14

    Exactly why I doubt its true. Plus dont the Chronicle have a dodgy relationship with the club?

  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 30, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #15

    if we can buy him for say around 2 to 3 m£

  • Nufc_mo

    May 30, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #16

    @WhatwouldJoeybartondo (did i get that right?)

    berbatov the man that scored 3 hat tricks and became the first non-Englishman to score 5 goals in the EPL 😛

  • toonruz

    May 30, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #17

    Chronicle no nowt the club tell them nothing

  • JackButler

    May 30, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #18

    Fits the clubs blueprint, great young player, very quick and will only get better, good signing depending on the price?


    May 30, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Spot on fella
    And he did it all without breaking a sweat (literally haha). He has that much skill he doesnt need to run which is a scary thing

    Would like to see him in black and white but realistically it wont happen

  • geoff777

    May 30, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #20

    He does tick all the boxes young, shows potential, will improve, not a big financial outlay but there might be profits in three years time.

  • Nufc_mo

    May 30, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #21

    It could happen!

    No doubt he would definetly put alot of thought into joining the club he supported as a child

  • toonbelmonter

    May 30, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #22

    i think well get a new striker no1s mention, a would preffer an english cf like
    hooper(probaby my 3rd choice no9 )
    nicky maynard


    May 30, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #23

    haha I love the optomism thats about at the minute it makes a change 😀

    He put a lot of thought into it but I doubt he will get the chance…not the type of player we would be after. Though I’d take the Gameiro bid and offer it to MUFC for him he still as plent of years left in the tank

  • sammydolan

    May 30, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #24

    sturridge aint gona leave Chelsea yet… depending on new manager and their views on strike force will dictate what happens… failing that he’ll be off in Jan….

  • Cockney Magpie

    May 30, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #25

    somebody from ITV jus said this on twitter….. ” close sources telling me Gervinho has just passed a medical in france, where is he heading” he is called ChrisyYatesITV if u wanna have a look


    May 30, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Sturridge yes
    Agbonlahor no
    Defoe I would be disappointed
    Hooper yes but I dont think as a lone striker he would need a partner
    Maynard no

    Just my personal opinions on the lot 😉 Iam also not bothered where our lead striker is from

  • toonbelmonter

    May 30, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #27

    im gunna follow WWJBD’s lead and start a 1 man campaign,,, barnetta 4 nufc lol,, i cnt believe am the only 1 hu wants him over gerry boy

  • WWJBD hooper would be immence hes a good player on his oun tbh hes like shearer how he plays (admitedly nt as good) hes ben arfas n cabayes perfect partner, good eye for a goal, good at makin run, clever i think hed be perfect for us tbh

  • geoff777

    May 30, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #29

    Interesting times.

    Can’t see Nolan starting with Cabaye and Gosling in the squad.

    If Pardew makes Nolan captain he might be limiting his options to play Cabaye and Gosling.

    Will Barton and Nolan be happy on the bench?

  • NottsGeordie

    May 30, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #30

    Cockney Magpie

    he also said Spurs are strongly linked with Cheik Toite. If they wanna pay 30 million they can have him 😀

  • JackButler

    May 30, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #31

    If Gervinho comes in, can see Guti leaving as his prefered position in on the left wing, and with young Fergie signing a new five year deal that leaves Guti struggling to get a start.

  • Brutooon

    May 30, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #32

    The problem with selecting a Captain is that he should be an Automatic First Choice.

    Maybe Collocini as a Captain?

  • toonfan76

    May 30, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #33

    That chrisyyatesitv has also said spurs with links to cheik tiote

  • NottsGeordie

    May 30, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #34



    Cabaye Tiote

    Gervinho Nolan Ben Arfa


    Either sell Barton or put him on the bench. Theres no point giving minutes to a player that wont be there in 1 year.


    May 30, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #35

    hahaha am not fussed. Either Gervinho or Barnetta would improve our squad. Hows the leg btw toonbelmonter, you out of the cast now?

  • niafron

    May 30, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #36

    Bonjour messieurs.

    The french championship is over. AS Monaco is going to the “ligue 2”, the french second division. Which mean Park chu young is now availlable for a good price.

    So if NUFC is still searching a good striker, time to make a move on him.

  • NottsGeordie

    May 30, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #37


  • toonruz

    May 30, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #38

    spurs couls aford cheik tiote they need to sell b4 they can buy

  • toonruz

    May 30, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #39

    spurs carnt aford cheik tiote they need to sell b4 they can buy

  • JackButler

    May 30, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #40

    Collo for captain

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