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?