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Blackburn Close To Sealing £3M Best Deal – Norwich Interested

The Sunday express is reporting that Leon Best is close to moving to Championship club Blackburn Rovers, for a fee close to £3M.

Leon Best scoring against Aston Villa last season

That would be a good deal for Newcastle for their good 25 year-old striker, but Leon could also play in the Premier League and it seems the man who brought him to Newcastle in January of 2010 from Coventry City, Chris Hughton, the new manager at Norwich wants him in East Anglia.

If Norwich agree to sell Grant Holt to West Ham, with the news being that Sam  Allardyce is now willing to pay £6M for the 31 year-old Norwich striker, then Norwich will need to bring in a replacement and they should have money to spend too.

£6M for a 31 year-old seems poor business, and something the current Newcastle regime would never do.

Grant Holt – 31 year-old Norwich City striker

West Ham are said to have raised their bid from £4M to £6M for Holt, who scored 17 goals in 37 appearances for the Canaries last season, in his very first season in the Premier League.

Leon Best scored 4 goals in 21 appearances for Newcastle last season, but in the previous season in the Premier League,  he notched 6 goals in just 12 appearances, as he came into the Newcastle first team  for the departed Andy Carroll.

£3M for Best will go nicely with the £2M we will be getting for selling Fraser Forster to Glasgow Celtic.

It all helps.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • montevideomag

    Jul 1, 2012 at 5:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Let me enjoy the moment. Everyone else asleep

  • Swede

    Jul 1, 2012 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #2

    Throw in Martin Olsson in the mix and we have a deal….

  • HarryHarrison

    Jul 1, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #3

    If we were in for Junior Hoilett surely we would use Best as the compensation, IF money is changing hands for Best then I’d predict Hoilett won’t be arriving at St James’ this summer!

  • stestickle

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #4

    Junior Hoilett is out of contract and now is a free agent

  • HarryHarrison

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #5

    Steatickle…A compensation fee which could be anything between 1.2M to 2.5M still has to be paid to Blackburn Rovers to acquire his services even though he is unattached!

  • Crawfordladd17

    Jul 1, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Hoilett joined Borussia M’Bangelah I can’t spell it. Also the £5m from Forester and Best can be used to buy Douglas, then another £6m for Debuchy, and £10m for De Jong. Which I believe is £21m spend and £5m or so in

  • HarryHarrison

    Jul 1, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Crawfordladd17 WRONG!!! Hoilett has not joined Borussia, just paper talk much like a lot of stories released regarding some of our players…main one being Ba, ring any bells???

  • Lee Dodd

    Jul 1, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #8

    I would Keep Leon Leon Best leon leon Best !!!! We need Him as If ba is Injured then its shola and cisse we need new players first !!!!!


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