Newcastle Likely To Miss Out On Junior Hoilett


News in the Daily Mirror that Blackburn winger/striker Junior Hoilett is looking to Turkey for a new club.

Junior Holiett – Galatasaray interested

Newcastle have been linked with Hoilett for over a year now, and we were linked last summer, when Newcastle were said to be watching the negotiations on Junior’s new contract at Blackburn, which he kept refusing to sign.

Hoilett will be a free agent at the end of this month, although Blackburn will be due some compensation because he is under 24 years old, and the player has been at Blackburn since 2003.

Blackburn manager Steve Kean is still hoping he will stay at second division Blackburn, but there seems absolutely no chance of that happening.

We thought that Hoilett would be going to a German club, with Borussia Munchengladbach being the favorites, but the news is that nothing has materialized in the Bundesliga for the youngster.

It seems the wages he wants will not be forthcoming from a German club, and Turkish club Galatasaray, who were linked with Newcastle striker Demba Ba yesterday, are said to be willing to offer Hoilett a huge wage.

The fact that he wants such a biog wage at such a young age, the Canadian turned 22 last Tuesday, may put Newcastle off, because their targets have to meet various criteria, and wanting a huge wage is not one of them.

It will be interesting to see what happens with Hoilett in the next week or two, but if Newcastle are after the lad, now is the time to go in for him.

But he may not meet all the requirements for a player who Newcastle would be interested in, since it seems he is looking for the club that will pay him the highest wage, rather than a club that would help develop him into a top player.

We could be wrong on that, but it looks that way.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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6 comments so far

  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 11, 2012 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #1

    This is the Daily Mirror who have reported this! I cannot see any player choosing to move to Turkey over an English or German side even if he does want a significant pay rise and at such a young age as well. If Hoilett does move to Turkey i’d be very dissapointed as even if he didn’t join here i’d like to still see him in England as he’s an entertaining player to watch.

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  • Dannyo

    Jun 11, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #2

    Anitas agent has said Ajax turned down our offer, saying the player is not for sale. The offer was around the £7 mill mark… I don’t see us paying more. Imo, we’ll move on.
    Or, was it all just agent talk after all??

    @SupaToon
    First Germany, now Turkey, it looks to me the lad will move where the money is…

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  • JDdubai

    Jun 11, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #3

    @Dannyo
    Its the Daily Mirror, if the rumours are true then i agree he will move where the money is, but lets wait to see where he ends up before judging as there are no actual comments from anybody in this article…..

    Agree with SupaToon though, the only reason anyone would choose Turkey over England is the money, will see what kind of lad he is soon………..

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  • AsprillaCartWheels

    Jun 11, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #4

    I thought it was a done deal with Borussia Monchengladbach? Let’s move on, obviously he is haggling for more money. Not the type of player the club would sign anymore. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/newcastle-united/9322904/Police-called-to-wedding-of-ex-Newcastle-player-Danny-Guthrie-over-stately-home-brawl.html

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  • geordiejamie89

    Jun 11, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #5

    If he is trying to grab a big wage, he might want to think about his long term career. He’ll end up going off the radar if he’s not careful.

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  • DeadGrizzly

    Jun 11, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #6

    Elmander went to turkey at a young age, disapointing,

    we seem to do well signing free transfers, huge signing on fee, low wages,

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