Monchengladbach plot Junior swoop
Borussia Monchengladbach are reportedly preparing an imminent bid to try and lure Blackburn starlet Junior Hoilett to Germany.
The Bundesliga outfit are among a clutch of clubs who are interested in signing the highly-rated 21-year-old Canadian, who will be out of contract with Rovers at the end of this month and is destined to leave the relegated Ewood Park outfit. It was thought two English clubs are already in dialogue with Rovers about signing Hoilett, who Rovers will still secure a fee for due to the terms of the Bosman ruling as he is under the age of 24. However, while teams in England would have to either agree a fee with Rovers or go to a tribunal, overseas clubs would have to pay a pre-determined FIFA training fee for Hoilett's development, expected to be less than £1million. Therefore the way is paved clear for Monchengladbach to make their move and they are expected to do so in the very near future with a four-year deal and Champions League football next season on the table to entice him. Hoilett is no stranger to German football as he previously had loan spells with Paderborn and St Pauli before making his first-team debut at Rovers, while his younger brother Jaineil also plays for Mainz's second team in the Regional West Division.