Fulham Reported Successful With £11m Bid For Newcastle Target Ross McCormack
The Ross McCormack transfer saga could finally be at an end with it being widely reported that Fulham have been successful with an £11m bid.
Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has been in the press on a daily basis giving ‘updates’ on McCormack.
Cellino had claimed Newcastle had made an offer which he’d turned down, something the Tyneside club denied.
While the Leeds owner has repeatedly said he wants to keep his prize asset and captain, he hasn’t had an answers as to why McCormack has put in a transfer request and anything to explain last season’s top Championship scorer’s absence from the two week pre season training camp in Italy.
However, it seems as though Cellino has now succeeded in forcing up the transfer price to over £10m. While McCormack scored 28 goals last season, he only scored 5 in 32 Championship appearances for Leeds the previous year. When you then add in the factors that the striker turns 28 in August and has never played in the top tier, it becomes apparent just how difficult it is to see Newcastle signing credible strikers if Mike Ashley refuses to go that extra step on transfer fees and wages.
The polar opposite saw Fulham owner Shahid Khan make the following rallying cry once Fulham’s relegation was confirmed, a promise he appears to be making good on;
“This is not about balancing the books.
“I am committed and we are going to do whatever to get Fulham back to the Premier League.
Relegation is now what we wanted but is reality.
“What we have to do is build for the long haul.”
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