You can’t believe what you read nowadays and that goes for broadsheets as well as red tops. And local papers that take stories from broadsheets. Check out The Jarrow & Hebburn Gazette, which runs a daily transfer news column. Nothing wrong with that, but best to get the facts right.
Blackburn’s Junior Hoilett is a free agent this summer, according to The Metro and everything else I’ve read and heard, so it’s not going to break the bank to get him. There may be a nominal fee payable to Blackburn for development costs because of the player’s age, but that will be it.
Therefore, it makes the notion that we will have to offload Nicklas Bendtner, Denilson, Sebastien Squillaci and Johan Djourou to free up cash to sign Hoilett all the more ludicrous. Although it’s supposedly in The Times, it’s Hoilett toilet-paper news to me!