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Mystery Club Named Who Bid For Ross McCormack

7 years ago

Supposed Newcastle target Ross McCormack was the subject of a £5m bid from an unnamed club in recent days.

The club was said to be a Championship one and now it has been confirmed that it was recently relegated Fulham who had made the £5m bid.

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino had previously claimed that Newcastle had made a bid and he’d supposedly turned them down, insisting that McCormack was central to the club’s ambitions.

Now though a number of Championship clubs including Derby, Cardiff, Norwich and Fulham, are all said to have keen interest, with Fulham prepared to go up to £7m for the striker.

The local press in Yorkshire are now saying that the Leeds owner is desperate not to sell Ross McCormack to a Championship rival, with the suggestion that a Premier League club will have more success if they offer the right price to allow that money to be reinvested in Leeds’ promotion drive. Cellino was previously owner of Italian club Cagliari and is reportedly keen to buy a number of players from the Sardinian club.

From Newcastle’s point of view, it shows the problems that need to be overcome if players of the right calibre are to be recruited this summer.

With clubs such as Fulham having an owner like Shahid Khan, who is going all out for an instant return to the Premier League, and willing to spend the money it will take to give them a leading chance.

It then makes you wonder how Mike Ashley’s transfer ‘model’ can succeed if strikers who are totally untried at the top level, such as McCormack, can command transfer fees of close to £10m. The forward turns 28 in August so is no up and coming youngster, but with goals such a precious commodity, Newcastle need desperately to invest in the very near future.

Will Mike Ashley bite the bullet though?


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