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Bayern Munich to Snap Up Blackburn Rovers Starlet Junior Hoilett

Ewood Park youngster wanted by Bavarians.

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Junior Hoilett is bound for Germany as Bayern Munich now lead the race to sign him.

Tottenham and Liverpool made enquiries about his availability in January.

But Blackburn whacked an £8million price-tag on Hoilett to keep him at the club for their relegation fight.

Now Bayern are set to snap him up on a free transfer in the summer after his Rovers’ contract runs out.

The German outfit have been in close contact with his father and agent David Hoilett, who spent a fortnight in the country last month.

Brother Jaineil Hoilett plays in Germany for Mainz. Blackburn’s Hoilett earns £19,000-a-week, but Bayern are willing to double that.

He was initially unable to obtain a work permit while in England, as a result Blackburn loaned him to German clubs to help the player earn one in the future.

SOURCE: Sunday People

Canadian born attacker Hoilett had been strongly linked with a move away from Ewood Park last month but Steve Kean fought off interest in the 21 year old and though Blackburn Rovers are aware that the youngster can leave for a minimal fee (a tribunal to set the price as the player can not leave on a ‘Bosman’) the Scot clearly felt that he needed the talented winger to help in his pursuit of keeping the Lancashire club from the drop.

Bayern Munich’s interest is sure to tempt Hoilett into considering leaving the Premier League for the Bundesliga but if Tottenham or Liverpool make offers then it will be interesting to see what route the starlet chooses to take.

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