Winger exit sets up north London transfer tussle

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Junior Hoilett is on the verge of leaving Blackburn Rovers, with Arsenal and Tottenham ready to battle it out with some of Europe’s leading clubs for his services, according to the Daily Mail.


Hoilett has impressed this season despite Blackburn’s doomed relegation battle and is widely expected to leave Ewood Park, with both Tottenham and Arsenal in the hunt for his services.


With the Canadian-born winger’s contract up in the summer both north London clubs are keen to secure his signature, however Rovers boss Steve Kean has revealed that there are teams on the continent who are also interested in him.


"I don't think it is going to be just clubs in this country," Kean said. "I'm told that there is interest from abroad.


"I can understand why because he has had some great performances, not only this season, but the past couple of seasons.


"We'll make a last-ditch effort to put something in front of him. You never know."


Champions League finalists Bayern Munich are believed to be amongst the team’s interested in signing Hoilett, with the Daily Mail reporting that officals from the Bundesliga club have been impressed with the 21-year-old this season.


Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has previously expressed his admiration for Hoilett, describing him as an ‘exciting little player’ back in November, while Arsenal are reported to be keen on talented youngster having watched him closely this term.


Hoilett’s exit would be a huge loss to Blackburn, who were relegated before their 2-1 loss to Chelsea on Sunday.

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