Newcastle are the latest club reportedly planning a raid for Blackburn’s rising star Junior Hoilett, who has already attracted interest from Liverpool and Spurs…
The 21-year-old ace is in the final year of his contract at Ewood Park and appears reluctant to agree an extension.
Newcastle made strides to sign the Canadian-born player last summer but Steve Kean managed to persuade the player’s father and agent that Rovers was the best club for his development.
Blackburn’s season has been woeful so far, leaving them three points from safety with three games to play, and Hoilett could well look for a summer move to guarantee his place in the Premier League next season.
Newcastle are chasing a top-four finish this season and will know that one or two exciting summer signings could give their chances of Champions League football a much needed boost, should they qualify.
Alan Pardew has made it no secret that he is an admirer of the pacey winger, and knows that he’d likely be able to get Hoilett for a discounted price should Rovers get relegated.
Hoilett made a name for himself last season following a string of impressive performances, gaining plenty of praise from Blackburn manager Steve Kean.
Speaking recently, Kean said: ‘He can be top, top notch. He can go all the way to being a very, very special player in this league.’
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