Junior Hoilett bagged a fine brace against Wolves to offer clubs a timely reminder of his talent as his contract at Blackburn draws ever nearer to its conclusion.
The winger was linked with a host of clubs in the January transfer window, with the belief that Rovers would be forced to cash in on one of their prized assets to prevent him leaving for free in the summer. However it appears that Steve Kean’s side have not given up hope of holding on to the 21 year-old Canadian.
The Daily Mirror are reporting that Blackburn are preparing to offer Hoilett a £2 million a year deal with the potential for him to take a cut of any potential future transfer fee.
Hoilett has been one of very few shining beacons of hope for Blackburn in an otherwise abysmal season, and it is understandable that the club will be doing all they can to hold on to such a talent. However with the prospect of plying their trade in the Championship next season a genuine concern for Rovers, it seems unlikely that they would be able to offer such lucrative wages until Premiership survival was guaranteed.
If the interest in Holiett from clubs such as Tottenham is genuine, reported in The Mail , the Canadian would surely be able to receive a similar wage to that rumoured to be being offered by Blackburn at a club who are fighting for honours greater than that of simply survival.
While the absence of any transfer fee, due to Hoilett being a free agent in the summer, could leave the winger in a position to negotiate a signing on fee from his new employer which would rival the cut of any transfer fee Blackburn are willing to offer.
All of this makes the prospect of Hoillett appearing at Ewood Park next season seem dependant on whether Blackburn manage to remain in the same league as his future employer.
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