Over the weekend, rumours began to spread about a Spurs move for Blackburn’s Junior Hoilett during the January transfer window. While it’s traditional for the newspapers to look at ‘doomed’ clubs such as Blackburn and rake over the talent that they still possess, what is all the fuss about here?
Hoilett is a 21 year old Canadian born player who can play either on the right wing or as a second striker. Since joining Blackburn in 2007, he has made only 53 starts in the league to date which have sandwiched two separate loan spells in Germany.
2011-12 however does seem to be something of a breakthrough season for the player and his current manager Steve Kean, believes he can go all the way.
“He can be top, top notch. He can go all the way to being a very, very special player in this league,” Kean said.
Hoilett can switch flanks easily and as such, has been touted in some areas as a possible replacement for Aaron Lennon. Having an emergency striker could also be useful, but is Hoilett ready to make an impact at White Hart Lane?