Newcastle United make their move for Junior Hoilett

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Junior Hoilett celebrates after scoring for Blackburn Rovers

#### Hoilett - Would be a fantastic free transfer as contract ends in hours

There’s some good news emerging regarding Newcastle United target Junior Hoilett. As of tonight, it is understood that Hoilett’s contract will officially expire and NUFC are reported to be making their move for the winger. Unless you hid under a stone for the entire Premier League season that has just passed us, then you’ll know that Hoilett had a decent season, and scored some great goals for a team that eventually surrendered to relegation. There’s little argument in the suggestion that Hoilett is Blackburn’s best player and after the departure of their other prolific goal-scorer Yakubu - who left to foreign moneybags - Junior is weighing up his options too. An instant return to the Premier League will prove too much for the Canadian born winger.

While it is believed by so many that Hoilett has actually signed for German outfit Borussia Monchengladback - this is untrue. Whether they have a verbal agreement in place is a different matter entirely, however, NUFC aren’t going to let him out of their grasp very easily it seems. Reading on the other-hand are also understood to have spoken to Hoilett himself, but without being too disrespectful to the newly promoted club; I think he’d opt for a move to either Germany or Tyneside before joining the Royals.

Indeed all our transfer focus in the media is on our pursuit of Luuk de Jong and Mathieu Debuchy, and during all of that it seems we’re making calls back in England too.

One journalist, Duncan Castles who you might know from the Sunday Times or the Guardian, Tweeted this in the last hour:

Understand that Reading owner Anton Zingarevich met Junior Hoilett to discuss move. Still looks more likely to join Newcastle.

If we do actually manage to lure de Jong, Debuchy, and Hoilett - what a fantastic start to the transfer window that will have been.

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southern tooon: ⏱ 30/06/2012

good move if we get him

Doocey: ⏱ 30/06/2012

Would be delighted to land him!

Parkerj1998: ⏱ 30/06/2012

If we get all 3 id be well happy! Although we still need a defensive mid to cover Tióte and Cabaye...

Salgado The Legend: ⏱ 30/06/2012

Blackburn fan here -  Great, great player when he can be bothered. ie a couple of seasons ago.......not so much last year as Kean had lost the players a long time ago and only really 3 have performed (Yakubu, Givet and Nzonzi.....oh and Samba b4 he left).....Hoilett's only really had 2 or 3 games near the standard he used to when every week he would play amazing......I don't believe he did anything against you in that 0-0 draw we had at our place 2 seasons ago but he was taken off at half time in that game, then Enrique annihilated us (although so does every attacking full back to be fair as our wingers no longer help out our full backs) Some see Hoilett as lazy for doing no defensive work but he is given a free role on the wing.....his ability to beat players is genuinely one of the best I have ever seen in this league and he normally has a great final ball on top of a great eye for goal as well.....he has certainly scored quite a few screamers.......he has almost scored a few Ben Arfa's as well but never quite finished one off Would suit you on the wing with Ben Arfa on the other one, or both of them either side of Cisse if Ba leaves. No offence but I would love to watch him in the champions league, and he is certainly good enough, so you weren't my first choice but at the end of the day, rather you than Spurs where players' careers go to die. Good luck for the season, I have a bit of a soft spot for Newcastle these days as you have assembled a really good team, eg Cisse, Tiote and especially Cabaye. Hope we do a Newcastle and bounce back up but after players leaving along with Kean "managing" us it will have to be League 1 so hopefully we see you in the cup.....preferably at your place as we both know we like to play there these days haha

Simonwright: ⏱ 30/06/2012

Too good for ya

Micthemag: ⏱ 01/07/2012

good buisness hope w get im 

Micthemag: ⏱ 01/07/2012

 lobe t c im at the toon n a would love n expect t c blackburn cum back  up we did it so can yous ama toon fan but a BLACKBURN FAN AKNALL  C MON YHE ROVERS

Phil: ⏱ 01/07/2012

Blackburn fan here. On his day, junior can be very exciting to watch as can score some spectacular goals as well. He took a while to make it to first team level and was, honestly, useless under Big Sam - dribbled into players, rushed his shots etc. Then Steve Kean came along, showed some faith in him, let him run at players and he really started to blossom. Last season he showed some signs of being good but too often went back to running into players rather than past them and, for me, was far too frustrating - promising much but not delivering anywhere near as much. Would say enjoy him, but you certainly aren't getting the finished article, far from it. All the best for the new season! Hopefully see you in 2013!

Paul Sharp17: ⏱ 01/07/2012

Hes a good player, but alittle overrated at the moment IMO. He has potential, but let's be right, if he was as good as alot of people make out - we'd be talking about him heading to a bigger club than Newcastle or Munching blah blah. Im a Newcastle fan so would love to see Ben Arfa and Hiollett in the same time as Cisse. But I only see us going for Hiollett coming if Ba leaves. Should be an interesting window for us. Looks like Leon Best is on his way to Blackburn and wish him well, he'll do a good job there like.

Georgia Peter: ⏱ 01/07/2012

Lets face it, fat sam couldn't run a p!55-up in a brewery.  West ham didn't do well because of class due to sam's care and attention did they . I think the jury is out on weather sam can produce anything more than a bit of excitement and the occasional relegation battle.  Watch where the Hammers finish this season. !

Johnnyjohnson: ⏱ 01/07/2012

try canadian born

Tak1: ⏱ 01/07/2012

shows how little you know baout the situation. he has actually been reported to be linked to arsenal and has since the january transfer window. He has also been linked to juventus if they get rid of krasic and bayern munich as robben and ribery are ageing, they see them as perfect people for him to learn from.

Tak1: ⏱ 01/07/2012

Blackburn fan????? how is that if you think n'zonzi performed for us last season