Kean: Hoilett form will attract bids

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Blackburn manager Steve Kean has admitted Junior Hoilett’s recent performances make him an attractive option for his potential summer suitors.


Hoilett has been in excellent form of late and put in another man-of-the-match performance against Sunderland as his goal helped Rovers to a much needed 2-0 win that took them clear of the relegation zone.


Tottenham and Arsenal had been linked with a move for the Canadian winger in January, but with his contract due to expire in the summer both may be able to snap him up for free come the end of the season.


Spurs in particular have expressed an interest in taking Hoilett to White Hart Lane, with manager Harry Redknapp admitting he was a keen admirer of the 21-year-old’s ability during the last transfer window.

Arsenal are also said to be keen on bringing the talented youngster to the Emirates Stadium, with Arsene Wenger said to be keeping an eye on his performances this season having impressed during the Gunners 4-3 defeat at Ewood Park earlier this season.


Kean has repeatedly expressed his desire to persuade Hoilett to extend his deal at Ewood Park, but his pleas appear to have fallen on deaf ears and the midfielder looks set to head to pastures new at the end of the current campaign.


The Scot remains defiant that he will be able to convince Hoilet to stay at the club, but was forced to concede he was putting himself in the shop window with his recent performances.


"I don't think we can prevent that," Kean told Sky Sports. “If someone is out of contract, with the way he is playing, week on week there will be more teams.


"We hope we can get ourselves to a position of safety and make him an offer.


"We want him to stay here. He is playing out his skin. If he goes to another club will he play week in week out? I don't know."


Hoilett has come into his own of late, scoring three goals in to games to help Blackburn pick up back to back Premier League wins for the first time in 16 months.

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