The news in the Daily Mail tonight is that Newcastle are one of the clubs that has opened talks with Blackburn Rovers winger Junior Hoilett, who is now a free agent.
Junior Hoilett – reports that Newcastle are in talks with Canadian
The other club said to be interested in the Canadian is Queens Park Rangers, and this comes after there was a report in the Evening Chronicle last Friday that Hoilett was asking for wages that were around £50K/week and that had scared Newcastle off.
So we have to wonder if there’s any truth in this report, at least as far as Newcastle are concerned, because if his wage demands are indeed £50K/week there’s no way Newcastle would pay that to a 22 year-old, well not these days anyway.
However, QPR seems willing to pay out high wages to get their targets and improve their squad, and therefore they would probably be favorites to sign the player, if indeed they are interested in the player.
QPR Mark Hughes was the manager at Blackburn when Junior was a young impressive player coming through the ranks at Ewood Park, so he will know him.
It had been thought that German club Burussia Monchengladbach had been in the lead to sign the Canadian, who would cost a compensation fee to Blackburn because he’s under 24, but it is believed they could not reach agreement on terms.
This could be a stale and old report, which is another way of saying it’s simply not true – well not as far as Newcastle are concerned.
We hope we are wrong, because this lad is a good player, and he could be a good signing for the Magpies.
What do you think?