Aberdeen eye former Premier League star as Warnock makes shock signing


Aberdeen are looking to sign free agent Junior Hoilett.

The Canadian winger will be available after leaving MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps.

Hoilett has extensive experience in the English Premier League.


Hoilett has extensive experience in the English Premier League.Credit: Getty – Contributor
Warnock has worked with Hoilett before.


Warnock has worked with Hoilett before.Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Canadian ace Hoilett to play in 2022 World Cup


Canadian ace Hoilett to play in 2022 World CupCredit: Getty

Hoilett, 33, previously worked with Dons manager Neil Warnock at QPR and Cardiff City.

And the experienced wideman could sign a contract at Pittodrie until the end of the season.

Aberdeen were keen to add further depth in that area even before Warnock arrived.

Hoilett is a long-time favorite of the Don family bosses and they are set to reunite.

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He has 62 caps for Canada and also played for Blackburn Rovers and Reading during his long career in English football.

Hoilett was linked with a possible return to Warnock at Huddersfield earlier this season, but that move never materialized.

This was despite the fact that he was training as a winger with the Terriers.

However, he was able to work with his former boss again at Pittodrie.

Back in September, Mr Warnock said: “We are fine in that position.

“I had Junior train for a week to give him a bit of fitness.

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“But when you look at what we have in the wide areas left and right, I think we’re more than comfortable there. That’s not the area we wanted to bring players to.”

“I don’t do anything out of pity or favoritism. To be honest, he certainly looked sharp and I’m sure Junior will win the club now that the window has closed.”

“Some of these players will definitely be furious, but I don’t think that’s our priority.”

Warnock’s Dons fought back from a 3-0 deficit to draw 3-3 with Motherwell this week.

And after the match, the 75-year-old slammed VAR, likening the system to Horizon, the computer system at the center of the Post Office scandal.

Bojan Miovski had a strike called off on the field and the call was later confirmed by VAR, but it looked harsh.

Mr Warnock said: I can’t say it’s offside. The line is now visible.

“I don’t think it’s offside, me. I don’t know how they do it, to me. At half-time I was constructive. That’s a good word! It was a mixture!

“The response from the fans was great when we were down 3-0. They held out well and getting that goal back gave us momentum and the second goal set us up for the second half.

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“Duku was an inch away from a hat-trick and an inch away from a VAR? I just can’t believe it, me. The referee said VAR is all about computers. Horizon computers. think!”

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