Should Alan Pardew look to secure Junior Hoilett in the summer?

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Junior Hoilett in action for Blackburn Rovers on Saturday

#### Hoilett - Out of contract in the summer and NUFC could do with a new winger

If you followed today’s Premier League games then you’ll definitely have noticed Blackburn’s win away at Wolves, and Junior Hoilett’s goal haul in that game. The winger scored twice to clinch three crucial points of Steve Kean’s side as they look to pull away from the dreaded relegation zone. The forward is out of contract in the summer according to reports and it will be hard for the Blackburn hierarchy to hold onto him with many clubs sniffing around. United, Liverpool, Spurs and indeed ourselves have been credited with interest in the Canadian and with no transfer fee in question - you can see why.

Hatem Ben Arfa, Jonas and even Guthrie can play the wings - with HBA and Danny more right sided. Hoilett can play on either wing from what I’ve seen of him this season, or even up front; offering any club something going forward.

He scored at St.James’ Park earlier this season with a rasping drive and indeed caught the eye of NUFC supporters, as well as Alan Pardew if reports are correct.

Various newspapers have accredited Newcastle United with ‘serious’ interest Hoilett and it’d be a miracle if Blackburn managed to hold on to him in the summer - without being too harsh on the Lancashire outfit.

As well as that, Jonas isn’t getting any younger and could be a great mentor for Junior. At 21 years of age he has a lot to learn and by the time Guti has finished his NUFC days Hoilett could well be prime for a big role in our starting line-up.

personally I think we should look into signing him in the summer - he has great potential and in Llambias & Ashley’s point of view; a great sell on value should he play anywhere near his potential. Signing him wouldn’t be a risk, and if we can keep our trend going with free signings so far then we’d be in for a cracker of a player!

What do you guys think? A no brainer?

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GeordieDan: ⏱ 10/03/2012

100% yes we should for me. He'd be a great addition. But we'll have a fight on to get him I think. He's quick, very talented and has an eye for goal. No brainer really

Doocey: ⏱ 10/03/2012

Yeah there will certainly be other clubs looking to sign him as well. Can we offer him something that others can't is the question?

GeordieDan: ⏱ 10/03/2012

Maybe, but at whose expense? Jonas/Benny? Hoilett on the left, Benny on the right could be very tasty if Pardew can get it right. But I love Jonas so it would be a nice problem to have.

Gypsy: ⏱ 10/03/2012

No chance! Can you not remember him trying to get Colo sent off? Pathetic dive

GeordieDan: ⏱ 10/03/2012

And Tiote must be nursing a broken jaw from his vicious beating the other day right?  Also Jonas never dives does he? Look mate, as much as I hate it, it is actually part of the modern game now and to snub a player of his quality for a dive against us would be crazy. Would you not have Ronaldo playing for us just because he's a big girls blouse who dives every chance he gets?

Gypsy: ⏱ 10/03/2012

I didn't say we haven't got any cheats. This article isn't about them. No need to get all high and mighty. I think we've got enough cheats, as per the ones you just listed. We don't need another one unless he was world class then maybe worth it.  And loosely comparing Ronaldo to Toilet? Flush

Doocey: ⏱ 10/03/2012

Summed him up nicely there, Chuck. He's definitely worth the effort to try lure though - certainly would add something to our squad.

Doocey: ⏱ 10/03/2012

Nice problem indeed - could be a replacement for Jonas if Pardew & Carr are smart (which we know they are). Jonas coming 29 this summer, but if we land Hoilett - do the likes of Ferguson, Ameobi move on from NUFC?

Doocey: ⏱ 10/03/2012

I actually remember it well, but I don't think that'll come to the fore should we try to sign him. Can't imagine Coloccini holds much of a grudge about it either! :D

ToonMad: ⏱ 10/03/2012

No brainer.....on a Free.....bags of potential....... Get it done Ash

GeordieDan: ⏱ 10/03/2012

Having an opinion isn't getting high and mighty kid. Maybe it's past your bedtime?

The-Beautiful-Game: ⏱ 01/04/2012

Free signing would be great. Would be much better than Obertan, but if we keep the same formation, not many would be able to displace HBA.