Newcastle Identify Top Winger Target

There was some odd news last night, that Blackburn have put a fee of £18M on their top young winger,  Junior Hoilett.

Junior Hoilett – on Newcastle radar screen

Blackburn have been trying for some time to get the 21 year-old to sign a new contract,  but he has not done that, and manager Steve Kean even went over to Toronto in the summer to talk to his parents, in an attempt to get the young Canadian to sign a new new deal.

His contract runs out next summer,  which means that Newcastle and other clubs can talk to him in January, and arrange at that time a free transfer to be carried out in the summer, or sign him for a small fee at that time.

Tottenham Hotspur are also interested,  but one advantage Newcastle have over Spurs is that he’s very likely to get more games on Tyneside.

Many top Spurs players jut don’t get too many games in London, and Newcastle are getting a good name these days for how well they treat and bring along young players.

It’s probably a sign of how the Blackburn Indian owners Venky’s just don’t understand the game of football, that they have come out and said they will only let Junior leave Blackburn in January for an £18M fee.

Which club would pay £18M for Hoilett in January when they could get him for nothing next Summer?

Well apart from Manchester City? 😀

That was the amount Blackburn wanted to put in his new contract as a release clause, but Junior Hoilett wouldn’t sign the deal.

Hoilett scored Blackburn’s goal in Newcastle’s 3-1 win over the third bottom of the league side on September 24th,  and it was a good goal from the Brampton, Ontario born winger,  who can also play as a striker.

We don’t know how successful Newcastle will be in getting Junior to Tyneside, but these are the types of deals Newcastle are on the lookout for, and he certainly looks a top young player in the making.

Hoilett has so far played 59 times for Blackburn with 7 goals.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • nimo

    Nov 3, 2011 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #1

    b away jn summer.. class player… but is A winger a priority..

  • Klatoon

    Nov 3, 2011 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #2

    We should def go for him,use Alan Smith’s freed up wages to offer him a good offer.

  • HarryHarrison

    Nov 3, 2011 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #3

    Would defo make a solid first tram regular from the off, has provedhe can play at this level with his 7 goals so we should be going all out to bring him to St James’

  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 3, 2011 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #4

    They have nt said 18 Million Fee,

    The news is that he has verbally agreed a contract and they are trying to put in 18 million buyout clause.

    And if Venky’s knew football they wd not have appointed steve kean

  • Hoppefot79

    Nov 3, 2011 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #5

    Pacy little player, replacement for Løvenkrands perhaps. 4m at most

  • Toony Montana

    Nov 3, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #6

    Which club would pay £18M for Hoilett in January when they could get him for nothing next Summer?

  • Klatoon

    Nov 3, 2011 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #7

    Maybe thats BBurn’s new model,sell a youngster for 18mil every season 🙂

  • wingspan

    Nov 3, 2011 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #8

    Haha i like tgat indian!! Steve kean is a deluded muppet. 18m isnt so crazy if u think about it. Hes one of the few if only player tgey have that can win them games with a bit of magic, cud be key to them stayin in the prem. So if gettin relegated costs 40m i wud do exactly the same thing and stick a crazy price tag on him in jan! Even if it meant loosing him for free in the summer.

  • toonincheek

    Nov 3, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #9

    A good player for sure but with Guti, Obertan and Marveaux, plus younsters coming along nicely, I don’t reckon he would be a priority. I think other clubs would be prepared to bid more than we would.

  • Toon Tang

    Nov 3, 2011 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #10

    18m my arse. ony if he comes round mine and dusts my tele off once a week. the dust build up at mine is large scale

  • Scottiedog

    Nov 3, 2011 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #11

    Never worth £18m!!!! and as previously said we do not even need a winger, so really poor journalism 🙁

  • JimmyToonToon

    Nov 3, 2011 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #12

    He would be a great signing, would play him as a striker though and not on the wing. Plus my Mrs is a Blackburn fan so I can wind her up a treat if he does come.


  • shearerno9

    Nov 3, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #13

    the only way i see this lad coming into newcastle is as a striker…. simply put we dont need another “starting” winger

  • Charlietoon

    Nov 3, 2011 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #14

    Blackburn are thinking this kid is their only genuine talent and the best chance they have of avoiding relegation so worth holding onto at any price.

  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 3, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #15

    we cant talk to him in january as he’s in our league we can only talk to players that aint in our country

  • supatoonkid

    Nov 3, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #16

    Bring him right in, got proper good potential this lad like. I’d play ‘im right up top as a quickie CF like. I’ll drive him St. James’ meself to finalise the deal.


    Nov 3, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #17

    Geordietoon89. We can talk to hoilett during the january transfer window if the clubs agree we can open talks. just like any other transfer window, look @ what happened with Andy Carroll last jan.

  • dazza

    Nov 3, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #18

    18M for Liverpool

    1.8M for anyone else

    I think this guy will prove to be one the best in the league over the next 2-3 seasons. Would be a fantastic signing, and yes we do need another winger!

  • geordieal

    Nov 3, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Correct me if I’m wrong, is it not the case that he has been there since he was 13, and being under the age of 24 regardless if they out of contract they can still get a fee, obviously not 18 mill but the higher the price they put on him the him the fee that may be paid in a tribunal!


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