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Kean expects Hoilett to join QPR

July 23, 2012
By ESPN staff

Steve Kean is expecting Junior Hoilett to join QPR but is unsure if Blackburn will receive an offer for his signature or whether the transfer will go to a tribunal.

Junior Hoilett grabbed two goals as Blackburn won 2-0 at Wolves
GettyImagesJunior Hoilett (left) has moved to Loftus Road

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Hoilett, 22, has been expected to seal a switch away from Blackburn this summer after he demonstrated impressive form despite the club's relegation from the Premier League last season.

Under FIFA rules, Rovers are entitled to compensation for the Canadian-born forward, who joined their academy at the age of 13, and Kean has cited the case that saw Daniel Sturridge leave Manchester City for Chelsea in 2009, reportedly for around £6 million.

Kean said: "We haven't heard anything from Junior. I believe he has signed for QPR but that has not been confirmed yet. I think he has had a medical but we haven't been told that officially from QPR - we just heard on the grapevine.

"I don't know the process now. They might make us an offer for his registration but if not it might go to a tribunal. We feel we have played a large part in his development. We wish him all the best but it would have been nice if we had a call.

"I don't know what the figure was for Daniel Sturridge, but I know it was a chunky figure. We have had Junior a long time, we have put a lot of time and effort in him and I'm sure that will be reflected in the price."