Leeds Release Official Statement On Newcastle Target Ross McCormack’s Future
Following news of Ross McCormack putting in a transfer request and not travelling to Leeds United’s two week training camp in Italy, it was little wonder the public assumed a transfer was imminent.
However, now the Leeds owner, Massimo Cellino, has yet again put himself in the spotlight by releasing a public statement claiming that the club are desperate to keep the player.
“Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino and the club would like to respond to recent media speculation regarding Ross McCormack.
“We would like to reiterate our desire to keep Ross McCormack at Leeds. This desire includes keeping all our best players as we look to build a stronger and successful squad for the 2014/15 season.
“Leeds may not be the richest club in the Championship but we don’t need to sell our best players in order to run the club successfully.”
It increasingly looks as though Cellino is playing games and dragging the process out to try and generate higher bids for his biggest asset.
The Leeds owner failing to deal with either McCormack’s reported transfer request of explain his absence from pre season training.
Whether you believe a bid was made or not, Cellino’s public statement some weeks ago saying he’d turned down Newcastle United’s offer, was surely only to try and drive interest in the player and hopefully raise the value of last season’s top scorer in the Championship.
McCormack turns 28 next month and if Leeds are to maximise their money on their Captain then that move has to happen in this window.
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