Newcastle Open Talks With Blackburn’s Junior Hoilett


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?

Comments welcome.

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173 comments so far

  • darrenfletcher88

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Will beleave it when he’s holding a scarf above his head!!!

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Shola for the front page banner

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #3

    If he is looking for 50K then he needs to wind his neck in. Good player though.

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #4

    Will believe it when he’s holding a scarf above his head!!!

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  • negative fan hater (jakesome)

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #5

    5 man points to the first to answer who did steven taylor make his european debut against? and how old was he? (be specific)

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #6

    negative fan hater (jakesome)

    Mallorca and he was 19

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  • 9

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed, your last two comments ring true – doubtful he’ll be coming our way. a massive asset to the squad if he did.
    Massive.

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #8

    25 March 2004 in the UEFA Cup Fourth Round second leg tie against RCD Mallorca

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  • Sholadona

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #9

    If any club will pay him 50k a week, it’s most likely QPR.

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #10

    If he signs for Qpr,he’s a money grabbing mug!
    Rant over…

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #11

    Am I missing something, but why do we want Hoilett ?

    We still need Obertan to come good.
    We have Marveaux.
    We have Benny.
    We have Sami Ameobi

    Surely the CB and FB are more important – especially at 50k a week or thereabouts

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #12

    Qpr and West Ham are really pissing me off lol

    Tryin to sign everybody & anybody

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  • lessthanjakesome

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #13

    2.5 man points to geordietoon89

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  • lessthanjakesome

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #14

    18 and 61 days

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  • 9

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #15

    MFH@11;
    Take a look back at what he did in the Premier League in a rank team last year – there’s your answer.

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  • Beardo Ameobi

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #16

    He really is the ideal signing.

    Can play on either wing or as a ST. Powerful dribbler with good close control and an eye for the spectacular goal. Would thrive linking up and buzzing around with the likes of Cisse, HBA and Cabaye.

    _______________Krul_______________
    Clyne_____Saylor___Colo_____Santoon
    __________Tiote_____Jonas
    _______________Cabaye
    ___HBA___________________Hoilett___
    _______________Cisse

    Subs from: Elliot, Douglas, Williamson, Perch, Tavernier, Raylor, Ferguson, Abeid, Bigirimana, Amalfitano, Gosling, Marveaux, Obertan, Ranger (yup, definitely think he’s found a green and white toadstool) Ba, King Shola

    Formidable!

    All of a sudden a jolt of excitement has zapped through me!

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #17

    Surely we could negotiate a bit lower than £50k, would love it to happen, but not for that much!

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  • Valci

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #18

    from previous thread:
    IFC.Toon // Jul 11, 2012 at 8:33 PM
    Just to let people who want to sign Toivonen, I’ve seen him play and he’s not prem quality neither is he the type of player they would bring in

    What are you basing this statement on? Personal opinion? I have followed the player myself and stats confirm that he is a good player. And what d you mean by type of player?

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  • Beardo Ameobi

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Knew I’d missed somebody, how could I forget Sammi? Shameful.

    That would be more than enough.

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #20

    Nufcrobert25, none of the players they have signed wud get in are starting 11….

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  • lessthanjakesome

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #21

    im being moderated

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #22

    Robertnufc25 sorry

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  • RobertNufc25

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #23

    I would take Hoillet in a heartbeat.

    Marveaux has a terrible injury record,has done his whole career.Quality player tho (when fit)

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #24

    I really hope we sign him. He’s a great player at the moment with loads of pace, great ball control + skills, good finisher & versatility to play out wide or as a CF and he’s only 22 so will get even better. People complaining about his attitude can button it as he has barely half the attitude HBA had so Pards will work his man management skills on him.

    I think Hoilett could very well sign for us as I’m sure he said in an interview that he wanted to test himself on a European stage; can QPR offer him that: NO! On his wage demands it is not like he’s asking for 100K per week; I’m sure we can entice him with 40K a week + bonuses for goals & assists etc. that could add up to £50K.

    Be positive lads & hope that we can negotiate a deal for Hoilett. I can just picture the destroyed opposition defences once Papiss, Hatem & Junior had finished with them & Demba then to come on to place the final nail in each defences coffin. Pards Optimistic Army! HWTL!

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  • lessthanjakesome

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #25

    who is newcasltes 2nd highest european goalscorer EVER?
    3 man points

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  • jakesome

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #26

    who is newcasltes 2nd highest european goalscorer EVER?
    3 man points.

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  • jakesome

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #27

    btw s.taylor was 18 and 61 days when he made his debut against mallorca

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  • Swede

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #28

    There are good possibilities with Curtis Good, Nathaniel Clyne, Jordan Rhodes, as three of the youth players that will be brink on the first team. Add to that An experienced RB, CB and DM and we have a good team….

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #29

    Keep going lads I’m almost convinced

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #30

    We dont need Clyne mannn its just wasting money in wages and compensation we already have Tavernier who is better

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  • MUTINYbyLEMONS

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #31

    Tbh 50k doesn’t seem that excessive considering what he has to give to the team. I think he could be worth it. But it probably won’t happen since players like Cabaye are on 30k

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #32

    I’m so so so so so so hoping we sign Hoilett

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  • jakesome

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #33

    rhodes wont sit on the bench come to think of it either will clyne

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  • Belly

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #34

    £50k a week is crazy if true. What do you think he was on at Blackburn? £15k?
    He would be a great buy but if he’s not interested in lowering his wage horizon then forget it.

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  • scotty17321

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #35

    I genuinely believe 3 signings are needed depending on no significant departures I don’t class Simpson as a significant btw 😉 a FB CB and a pacey forward in the hoilett mould who is very versatile, I certainly don’t agree we need 6,7,8 new additions as that would cause more unrest then good, our main attribute last season was are team spirit , my problem is I hate waiting ha !!!

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  • euanpolo

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #36

    I really hope we can sign Hoillet. Even if the wages are a bit higher than the club would like it would still be a cracking piece of business to get a player of his quality for so little.
    – Could we be one of the clubs mentioned here. We were linked with Rondon last summer I remember.
    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11670/7889955/English-offers-for-Rondon

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  • gonufc (up and Hatem)

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #37

    jakesome – Shola? Bellamy?

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  • jakesome

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #38

    gonufc, good man its our big boy shola

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  • jakesome

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #39

    and bell 3rd

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jul 11, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #40

    That would be Shola Ameobi Jakesome with 12 goals

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