Spurs suffer setback in Canadian winger chase


Blackburn have received a major boost with the news that Junior Hoilett looks set to stay at Ewood Park until the end of the season, despite growing interest from Tottenham.

The Daily Mail reports how the 21-year-old winger's father and agent David Hoilett Snr, has revealed that a January switch to north London is unlikely.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is a known admirer of the Canadian international, and was believed to be considering a bid to bring him to White Hart Lane this month.

Whilst Hoilett Snr admits that his son's long-term future is 'up in the air' he has ruled out the possibility of joining title-chasing Tottenham during the transfer window.

"I have not had any response from Blackburn regarding that [potential offers]," Hoilett Snr told The IBTimes UK. "I am not sure of the situation with other clubs.

"I have an idea which clubs [might be interested], but at the minute that is confidential. There was a rumour we handed in an official transfer request, but that is a rumour, we never did.

"Considering his contract, there have not been any talks recently and to be honest I don't really see any at the moment."

After Christopher Samba - another reported Tottenham target - handed in a transfer request earlier this week, the likelihood that Rovers boss Steve Kean will let both players leave Ewood Park this month is slim, meaning Redknapp will be forced to bide his time if he is to secure Hoilett's signature.

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