Cross This Newcastle Target Off The List

Some clubs are busy signing players this summer, and one of those is Cardiff City, who were relegated from the Premier League in bottom place with just 30 points in May.

Ross McCormack Leeds

Ross McCormack – not a target

Cardiff had a distinct lack of firepower last season with just 32 goals scored in their 38 league games, so manager Ole Solskjaer has already signed three strikers in Federico Macheda, Adam Le Fondre and Javi Guerra.

Cardiff have also received an extra £23M as a parachute payment from the Premier League in addition to the £62M they received for finishing in 20th place in the league table, and it seems they are busy trying to quickly strengthen their squad.

And the latest news in the Mirror is that after they had a bid of £5M turned down for Leeds United captain and striker Ross McCormack, they are willing to bid up to £9M for the Scot, although that’s hard to believe.

And to think Cardiff sold McCormack to Leeds for £350K four years ago. 🙁

Why they would think McCormack is worth £9M we have no idea, but Newcastle were (supposed to be) interested in McCormack and Leeds’ Italian owner Massimo Cellino even said that Newcastle had put in a bid for the striker, but that the bid had been turned down.

When that report came out Newcastle immediately said they had not put in any bid for McCormack, so if the Leeds captain is going for more than £5M this summer, there’s just no way Mike Ashley would pay out that amount for an unproven striker in the Premier league.

So there’s one of our 97 reported targets we can cross off the list. 😀

What do you think?

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