There has been a lot of news lately on Leeds United striker Ross McCormack, and he has withdrawn from the pre-season two week training camp in Italy and wants his future sported out and there are rumors that some Premier League clubs may be after him.
Ross McCormack – wants to leave Leeds
And on Wednesday morning there was a Sky Sports report that he had handed in a transfer request, even though new Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino wants him to stay at Elland Road.
By asking for a transfer Ross loses out on some payments he could have received for the transfer, but it also shows he is desperate to leave Leeds United for a bigger club.
There has been so many rumors about Ross that Leeds issued statement yesterday about his situation:
“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.”
There are a number of clubs after McCormack who has played 154 games with 58 goals over the last four seasons at Leeds United, since he signed on from Cardiff City.
Clubs said to be interested in the striker are Fulham, Norwich City, former club Cardiff City and Leicester City.
But while Newcastle have been credited with an interest, there’s just no way Mike Ashley is going to pay out £8M (or more) for the 27 year-old Scottish International.
We can do better bringing in other strikers such as 23 year-old French International Alexandre Lacazette for that same amount.
And the latest news is that both Fulham and Cardiff have increased their bids to £10M – but the truth is that McCormack is not worth that – even if he is British.
What do you think?