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Striker Set to Join De Jong At Newcastle After Putting In Transfer Request?

6 years ago
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Yesterday it was revealed that Leeds striker Ross McCormack has opted out of the Leeds pre-season two week Italian training camp in order to sort out his future.

On Wednesday morning Sky Sports have now just reported that McCormack has handed in a transfer request to push ahead his intention to leave the Championship club.

This latest move by the Leeds forward suggests that there has been a fair bit of financial wrangling in the background, with Leeds’ owner Massimo Cellino determined to bring as much money into the Yorkshire club as possible for their prize asset who is clearly set on leaving.

By forcing Ross McCormack to put in a transfer request it means the player then has given up his entitlement to a significant amount of money from any potential transfer deal.

While twenty of his current teammates arrived at the Santa Cristina training complex on Monday, last season’s Championship top scorer and Leeds Captain stayed behind to decide which club should be his next destination.

While both Fulham and Norwich are now reported to have upped their offers to £10m, McCormack is said to be holding out for a move to the Premier League.

Both Newcastle and West Ham have been credited with interest and indeed Leeds’ new owner Massimo Cellino claimed last month that he’d turned down an offer from NUFC, something which was denied by United.

Ross McCormack turns 28 on the Monday after the Premier League season begins but with 28 goals last season and proven available strikers in such short supply, it appears certain it will be a Premier League club who pays the £10m or more that lands the Leeds forward.

With Newcastle having signed Siem De Jong on Tuesday night, is Ross McCormack set to follow?

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