UK time is: 08:57:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hoilett deal getting closer (again)

Junior Hoilett's will or won't he contract ordeal is apparently reaching a conclusion with a decision likely to be a positive one for Blackburn Rovers.

Hoilett/Rovers have been dragging their feet over the new terms long enough to sustain even the healthiest of blisters but Kean is confident (yes, yes I am aware) that the deal is close.

Kean told Sky Sports - 'I believe that we are even closer again.

'I know Junior wants to sign and I think everything is almost in place for him to put pen to paper on a very long contract.

'That will be massive for us and to ensure that the young players we are developing we can keep at the club.

'There will always be interest when you get people of that ability.

'The percentage of improvement has been quite dramatic and we are desperate to keep him.

'The initial delay was length of contract, which has been sorted. Then it was package, which has been taken care of, and then a few minor things.

'But it seems to have been dragging on. It doesn't help when his family are over in Canada but I believe they will be over.

'I don't want to put a date on it though (Ed - Good idea Steve, that's not exactly worked a treat so far) because I thought it would be done weeks and weeks ago.'

All joking aside there are a few well placed people on both sides of the deal making these same noises so fingers crossed the Kean 'positive' talk isn't just the usual appease the fans rambling.

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 17 2011

Time: 10:05AM

Your Comments

There is surely only so many times he can cart this out?!
Mikey Delap
It is linked to kean going so when kean goes jr holliet will sign. Please let this be true as kean says it close :-P
the-one-and-only-mar
The only time i'll belive a headline of "Holiett deal getting closer" is when he is in talks with Spurs.
*Dave*
Yaaaaaaaaawn!!!!! sign him up already
ewoodeagle
sign Junior. this has to be the most drawn out contract negotiation in recent memory. anyone remember anything quite so difficult?
retroflair31
must really be more to it then just the release clause!
Sasman!
Get it done and THEN talk to the press about it. Yet another PR disaster:(
rossp2112
Completely agree rossp. Ridiculous...
oziroversfan
...longest two weeks ever...!
FreidelNo.1
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

O'Sullivan And Raya Extend Loans (Tuesday October 21 2014)

A More Than Deserved Point (Monday October 20 2014)

Stats: Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers (Saturday October 18 2014)

Rovers Preview: Ipswich Town (a) (Friday October 17 2014)

Improvement But Still Doubts (Friday October 17 2014)

King Added To The List!! (Wednesday October 15 2014)

Injuries on Duty! (Tuesday October 14 2014)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Bournemouth 13 6 3 4 6 21
9. Ipswich 13 5 5 3 4 20
10. Cardiff 13 5 4 4 2 19
11. Blackburn 13 5 4 4 -1 19
12. Brentford 13 5 4 4 -1 19
13. Sheff Wed 13 4 6 3 0 18
14. Rotherham 13 4 4 5 -3 16

Breaking League News

Howe: We are a little more ruthless
Bournemouth : 22/10/2014 08:51:00
Howe: Pitman showed his instincts
Bournemouth : 22/10/2014 08:40:00
Vital Report: Cardiff 3 Ipswich 1
Cardiff : 22/10/2014 08:40:00
Allegation Of Racial Slur In Leeds Draw
Norwich : 22/10/2014 08:36:00
Hornets Held By Forest
Watford : 22/10/2014 00:15:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackburn Rovers Man of the Match v Birmingham City?
Suggested By:  Walker
Steele 0%
Henley 0%
Baptise 0%
Duffy 0%
Olsson 0%
Cairney 0%
Williamson 0%
Evans 0%
Marshall 0%
Rhodes (off 80) 0%
Gestede (off 66) 0%
Substitute: Dunn (on 66) 0%
Substitute: Varney (on 80) 0%