Newcastle Interested In Top Young Winger

With the collapse of Arsenal this season, the famous London club  will certainly need to sign some new players in the summer.

Junior Hoilett – Newcastle target in the summer

And news in the Sunday Mirror yesterday  was  that Arsene Wenger is sitting on a war chest of £60M to sign new players in the summer, as the Board have gone out of their way to let the fans know they will continue to back their famous manager.

But Newcastle have shown over the last couple of years that it doesn’t take big money to get good players.

And have proved that by by signing top players like Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba, Cheick Tiote, Davide Santon, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabby Obertan, Dan Gosling and Ben Arfa for around £23M in total over the last 30 months or so.

Newcastle have also shown they are good at getting top price for their players,  should they let them go, as we witnessed in Mike Ashley somehow getting £35M in cool cash from the Liverpool club last January.

All that the publicity of being given close to £60M to spend is to make other clubs aware, and they will raise the prices of their players,  should Arsenal come a calling.

One player Newcastle could be after in the summer is free agent Junior Hoilett, the 21 year-old Blackburn winger, and the Canadian has refused to sign a new deal at Rovers.

Junior scored an excellent goal for Blackburn at St. James’ Park earlier in the season in our 3-1 win, and he fits right into the profile of young players Newcastle want to bring into the club.

And according to reports today in the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are supposedly interested in the Blackburn winger.

The youngster is also interesting German powerhouse Bayern Munich, but it’s understood that he wants to stay in the English Premier League, and we wouldn’t rule out Newcastle’s ability to get this youngster to Tyneside this summer.

The club have become very good at capturing their targets, and they certainly do their homework,  and we wouldn’t be surprised if  Newcastle have already discussed a move to Newcastle with the player himself,  and his agent.

And only recently the local Newcastle press reported his name is on the Magpies’ wanted list for the summer.

The Canadian winger is also interesting German giants Bayern Munich, but it is understood he wants to stay in the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool – of course – are the other two Premier League clubs said to be interested in the younsgter – in addition to Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

32 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    Feb 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #1

    can’t see it! He’ll go somewhere for bigger money than we’d be willing to pay! Shame because hes a good player!

  • JackButler

    Feb 20, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Surprised no one came in for Hoilett in January.
    He’s a very good young player but his diving hasn’t won him any fans with us

  • blissna

    Feb 20, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #3

    We need someone of his ilk. His diving won’t be a problem if it’s working in our favour. Hate to say it like.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Feb 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Good player, occasionally dives. But can’t see him coming to us.

  • jayphoto

    Feb 20, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #5

    think he stayed where he is in jan because he knows he can get a mahoosive signing on fee in the summer! I like him as a player but he’s done the “enrique contract thing” at blackburn, first saying he wanted to sign, then ignoring calls etc, i heard steve kean actually flew to canada to speak to his dad/agent and they flat our refused to even meet with him!

  • JackButler

    Feb 20, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Would much prefer us to go after Matt Phillips at Blackpool

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 20, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #7

    it goes against what the club have been doing if they go and sign him, by that i mean he is a known quantatie , already playing in the prem so we wont be steeling a march on other clubs

    one of the reasons we got ba was cos he had a supposed bad knee, but hoilett seems to be free from injury and a player on his way up, he will end up at QPR or a team like that who will pay silly wages, as i carnt see our club paying him more than 30g a week,

    mind you id love him at our club, he is what this club needs

  • JackButler

    Feb 20, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #8

    I put this up on the last thread but it made me laugh when I heard it (don’t know what that say’s about my sense of humour???)

    Valencia’s Éver Banega out for six months after running himself over with his own car 🙂

  • jarnytoon

    Feb 20, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #9

    With Arsenal having Chamberlain and Walcott as starters next season I reckon we’ll have a chance. he’ll earn a 1st team spot and become an undisputed starter here

  • catchy in norway

    Feb 20, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #10

    jarnytoon // Feb 20, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    i would love to think so,

    i also agree with jb,, matty philips, scores and creates, and onnly 20

  • cheikmate

    Feb 20, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #11

    I do think Hoillet is a good player, but were is he going to play and i dont think he can be considered a certain starter

    On the left we have jonas/marvaeux
    and if jonas is fit (when isnt he ? hes one of the first names on the team sheet)

    and on the right we have ben arfa/obertan
    and pardew didnt buy obertan to jus replace him with hoillet after a year ( although i wouldnt mind if he did ! )

  • Wiser_than_wise

    Feb 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #12

    ED make a new post about the Second graffiti outside the Newcastle stadium

  • wynsleap

    Feb 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #13

    Ed – you say “it doesn’t take big money to get good players” and then go on to give a list of the ones we’ve bought to illustrate your point.
    However, if you look at those you’ve mentioned -Marveaux has not yet cemented his place and looks injury prone, Obertan and Gosling do not look up the standard required in this squad, Ben Arfa seems to be unappreciated by Pardew, Santon is good going forward but doesn’t seem to have the same effect when he has to defend, and Yohan Cabaye, despite all of his fans on here, has, in my opinion, still to convince that he is the midfield general we have been looking for.
    Yes – Tiote is an exception but they don’t come along too often like him. Ba has been a gamble that so far has come off but an bad injury is always just round the corner.
    When you consider that our most impressive performers for a long while have been Colo, Jonas and Enrique (when he was here) – they all cost a fair transfer fee.
    Are we being really honest about our ‘cheaply bought’ playing success here?

  • LGFUAD21

    Feb 20, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #14

    If we can get him then go for it. It will cost us £2m max. And that is a good deal for him.

    It’ll be interesting to see what happens regarding RW in the future.

    For me I think it has to be Taylor for rest of season. Yes he lacks pace but he can help out at the back as well. And we need to be getting those crosses in to the Dembas if we are to fully utilise them.

    I can see next season Jonas being RW and Marv being LW which Im happy with if Marv gets back to how he looked when he got injured.

    Marv is great at creating

  • martoon

    Feb 20, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Hey Beattie you seem to have got out the wrong side of bed today! Can’t agree that a new manager does not make a difference. Players obviously try harder to impress the new manager and he brings new ideas which gives a fresh impetus (except maybe in Agent Bruces case 🙂 ).

  • planb's revenge

    Feb 20, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #16

    i can’t service us getting him. he’ll likely want higher wages than we would offer. probably not been end up at a big team. i can see him at villa lol. unless qpr offer him about 80grand a week like everyone else they go in for

  • Jonny

    Feb 20, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #17

    Lads, if Liverpool win the league cup and finish in the top 6 does that mean that 7th place will get into Europe? Or lets say they finish 7th and win the cup and we finish 6th does that mean we do not get into europe?

  • planb's revenge

    Feb 20, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #18


  • terencelim

    Feb 20, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #19

    We don’t need a diving c**t like how ManUtd recruits players. I want to see real footballers playing for the toon. That may be a big statement, but that is why I love Newcastle Utd.

  • VanToonMan

    Feb 20, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Boys…it’s Champions league or nothing for me….i don’t think Europa is a big deal…theres not much money in it and it is not so well respected that we would attract a higher level of players for being in it. All it does do is tire our team for weekend games as it’s played on a thursday.

    So push for 4th or may as well be 7th or 8th for me lads.

  • Thump

    Feb 20, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #21

    @MacToon (when he inevitably gets here): Aye mate, my phone has been cut off because Three aren’t exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer. When Three cuts me off, I can receive phone calls but can’t receive texts (for some reason?), so just give me an email mate or send me a message on FB.

  • Rob1971

    Feb 20, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #22

    Wynsleap your comment about Ba being an injury away could be directed at any player, BA has not been out with an injury yet this season and was injury free at west ham, fot me Ba and Cabaye have been the big plusses this season, and with Tiote and Cabaye we have one of the best midfield pairing in the league.

  • wynsleap

    Feb 20, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Agree Rob, but we are talking about Demba here who does have a dodgy knee and knowing our luck….
    Also agree that Tiote and Cabaye have formed a good partnership but still to see Cabaye REALLY impose himself on a game this season.

  • max

    Feb 20, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #24

    it will be great if we have him.. ben arfa on the right and hoilet on the left

  • bills-son

    Feb 20, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #25

    I agree with wynsleap on Cabaye.

    He has IMO only imposed himself in one game – away to Astoin Villa where he could have had a hat trick but for Given.

    However, wynsleap mentions Collo and Enrique as consistent top performers. Not in the first two seasons they were here!

    It takes some foreign players a good while to getto grips with the pace and power of the Prem – Collo and Enrique prove that. Thats why I think we will be even stronger next season. Cabaye is undoubtedly a quality player but the tempo of his game will go up as he plays more Prem games. The same goes for Cisse, Santon, HBA, Abheid and even Obertan (remember he is just 22 and has only played about 25 Prem games).

    I think signing a couple of good current Prem players like Hoillett would help us move forward even faster next year. If Cisse, Santon, HBA etc., have picked up the Prem pace for the start of next season we’ll be bombing.

  • Follos the King

    Feb 20, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #26

    Wynsleap & Bills-Son, Cabaye was the best player on the pitch against Man U, until he tired after about 70 mins. Hopefully he puts in the same lvl against the Mackems!!!

  • Brutooon

    Feb 21, 2012 at 3:39 AM

    Comment #27

    Despite his diving skills, i love if he could join us.

    But he will end up at either Spurs or LiverFOOOL

  • arctoa

    Feb 21, 2012 at 5:38 AM

    Comment #28

    Not sure how many players will end up at Liverpool with Suarez still there; they might as well put a white hood over their statue of Shankly and be done with it!

    I agree that there’s little chance of us ending up with this player, though; he seems to be a bit erratic off the field and I doubt Ashley will be bothered with dealing with that.

  • arctoa

    Feb 21, 2012 at 5:40 AM

    Comment #29

    He’ll probably end up at QPR, if they stay up. Now there’s a business model that’s going to end in disaster as soon as the owners pull the plug! 15k gates won’t financially support a sensible Premier League club, nevermind a crazy one.

  • london_mag

    Feb 21, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #30

    err dont we have a winger called ben arfa or has everyone including pardew forgot

  • John

    Feb 21, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #31

    Hoillet has goals in his locker making of a top player shock no 1 came in for him in Jan id say he is already tappd up to go somewhere on a free his agent will pocket big big bucks no doubt maybe that scuppered the Jan move. Hope we go for him.

  • 9

    Feb 21, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #32

    Hoillet has proven potential to fill our greatest team selection weakness, however Catchy 7 called it – we won’t make the best offer for him. Bill 25 also has it right about time it takes to adjust to Premier League – we can all recall how awful our skipper was in his first season, and Fat Sam kept Jose in the reserves for ages – two top Premier players now. I like acrtoa 29’s crack about QPR – reminds me of somebody from round here, a few years ago.

    If we can get Hoillet, howeve, it’s interesting to think about because, for sure, somebody’s going to get him. Somebody (else) is also going to get Chris Samba from the same club, and both of them would strengthen us, and neither of then will be coming. Sadly. Wages.


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