Newcastle And Spurs Interested In Blackburn’s Junior Hoilet


We reported the news in the summer that Newcastle were interested in signing Canadian youngster Junior Hoilet of Blackburn Rovers.

Junior Hoilet – Newcastle maintaining their interest

At the time Blackburn manager Steve Kean was about to make the trip to Toronto, Canada to meet with Hoilet’s parents, with the aim of getting him to sign a new contract, but apparently that failed, so the youngster will soon be available as a free agent.

Indeed, his current contract runs out next summer, and he will be available to talk to clubs as soon as January, if  he has not signed a new deal at Blackburn by then.

Negotiations at Rovers are ongoing with the youngster – but they were in the summer too –  so he seems to be stalling on signing a new deal at Blackburn.

The 21 year-old Brampton Canada born winger/striker has so far played 59 times for Blackburn with 7 goals, and made his debut back in August of 2009, when just 19.

Hoiley joined the Blackburn Youth Academy back in 2003 when just 13, and then spent time on loan at German clubs Paderborn 07 (2007-2008) and St. Pauli (2008-2009).

We were aware of Newcastle’s interest in the player in the summer, but it looks like Harry Redknapp of Spurs has also joined the race to sign the youngster.

Born and raised in Canada, Hoilett is eligible to play for Jamaica through his family, as well as for England, but he has yet to play at any International level for any country.

It’s likely that Newcastle will move for him in January, and try to get a deal agreed with the youngster,  who they could then sign next July 1st as a free agent.

And if Blackburn end up getting relegated, they are currently second bottom with 4 points from 7 games, it’s almost certain the youngster will move on.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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13 comments so far

  • bambams

    Oct 11, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #1

    they were supposed to want 18 million for him, cant see us wanting to pay more than 10 million even if he scored ten goals this season

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  • Stuart

    Oct 11, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Would be a good signing, should look to get him signed to a pre-contract agreement or something in January.

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  • Stuart

    Oct 11, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Free agent in the summer bambams.

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  • bambams

    Oct 11, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #4

    oops pressed the send key…….what i wanted to add was the only way we would get him was to pay before he was a free agent as i would imagine more successful clubs would have greater pulling power than us.

    certainly fit the type of players we are looking at

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  • bambams

    Oct 11, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #5

    bloody hell you two were quick…..my typing skills are not that good

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  • bambams

    Oct 11, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #6

    I still think we will go for defoe in the summer, he spoke to us briefly during the close season and wanted to see improvement and ambition. If he does not get more games for the spuds he could be a surprise signing

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  • Stuart

    Oct 11, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #7

    I wouldnt want Defoe like, I doubt MA would sign him either, hes too old and would want very high wages.

    I doubt we’ll sign any player in the next few years who earns more than 50k a week.

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  • magpiebop

    Oct 11, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #8

    He scored a great goal at St James Park, if he can keep his form up would be a good signing for next to nowt!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 11, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Pardew and Defoe had a 3 hour long meeting/lunch in the Marriott hotel in london during pre season…

    Hoillet will be a great signing would really suit our team and well would be awesome

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  • Stuart

    Oct 11, 2011 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #10

    Haha fine, AP might want him, but I still dont and I still can’t see MA paying his wages lol.

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  • dublin mag steve

    Oct 11, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #11

    oh here we go again let the madness begin!

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 11, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #12

    i would pay 7mill for him

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  • wynsleap

    Oct 11, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #13

    Free transfer in January?
    That would cost the club millions wouldn’t it Llambias –
    at least that’s what we were led to believe.
    Cheaper to buy a really expensive striker eh?

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