The new Leeds United Italian owner Massimo Cellino tha said that Newcastle have put in a substantial bid for their striker and captain Ross McCormack, but Newcastle are saying that’s just not true.
Ross McCormack – Newcastle have not bid
This is what Cellino has said, which started all the controversy:
“Newcastle made an offer for McCormack and I said no.” “He is happy to stay here and that made me proud.”
But Newcastle almost immediately have said that they have not put in any bid for the Leeds United captain, and Sky Sports seem to be backing up the Newcastle position, as they have reported the following:
“Sky sources have described Cellino’s statement as ‘nonsense’ and insist that no bid has been lodged with the Elland Road outfit.”
It could be that Newcastle were preparing an initial bid, after it broke yesterday that the Tynesdie club had become interested in the 27 year-old Scottish International striker.
But certainly that statement by Massimo Cellino seems to be a little self-serving.
So at least at the moment confusion seems to reign around a Newcastle bid for McCormack.
What do you think?