Ross McCormack Release Clause Higher Than Expected


There is a report in London today that the release clause in Ross McCormack’s contract at Fulham is not for the £12.5M that has previously been reported – but it’s for £15M.

At least according to the web-site GetWestLondon.

The report says thaTt GetWestLondon have been told by reliable sources the player signed an extension to his contract in January that keeps him at Fulham for the next four years.

At that time they increased the release clause by another £2.5M from the £12.5M it had previously been set at.

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Ross McCormack

The three relegated Premier League clubs Newcastle, Aston Villa and Norwich had all been credited with an interest in McCormack, who scored 23 goals last season for Fulham, as the Cottagers struggled against relegation.

West Brom are one of the PL clubs who are also interested in  signing the 29 year-old Scottish striker.

But maybe Newcastle  have learned a lesson from not coughing up the £15M for Charlie Austin last summer, that ultimately caused us to be relegated.

Newcastle had no recognized consistent goalscorer in the side last season, as new striker signing Aleksandar Mitrovic struggled to get to grips with the Premier League in his first season in England.

That ultimately cost the club at least£100M in lost revenue for next season, because of relegation.

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However, whether we go after Ross is now completely up to new manager Rafa Benitez.

What do you think?

Is Ross McCormack Worth £15M To Newcastle?

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148 comments so far

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jun 4, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #1

    Yeah well, even if the release clauses are true, Fulham are in no position to be turning down £10m.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 4, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #2

    If we want him, and it’s a big IF, then go down there and sell the club to him. We surely are his best chance of playing in the prem! Get him to put in transfer request, make a decent offer and let’s see where we go…

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  • Spoof

    Jun 4, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #3

    That’s a hell of a lot of money ?

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  • SPRINGY

    Jun 4, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #4

    not for me at that price and age….7-8m fair enough but thats a ridiculous amount of money….look elsewhere.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 4, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Yes if he gets us up

    but is a lot of money £15 million when Arsenal have triggered Vardy’s release clause for £20 million

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 4, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #6

    £15m for a player not even tested in the PL is a joke. Save the money and build the team around supplying Arma with balls to match his runs and let his natural ability take care of the rest. We need a team ready to step back into the PL. Arma’s season at Coventry has readied him for the Championship and a season there will prepare him for the following season in the PL. Natural progression. McCormack isn’t getting any younger and although he is proven in the Championship, I think we should be looking further ahead than that.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 4, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #7

    He doesn’t have to be good enough for the premiership, just hood enough to get us out of the championship.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 4, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #8

    Though, I do agree Arma should be given a chance, don’t think he will let us down and will go on to surprise a lot of people both on here and out there.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jun 4, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #9

    should we sell sissoko,gini,mitro and janmaat?…..with aarons,sdj,arma and mbabu and possibly phillips from qpr would they really be missed…..i only throw mitro’s name in coz of the sporting lisbon link and arma looking decent last season….think he’s a decent player actually and could do well in the championship.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 4, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Clin, i do get the point about getting us out the Championship, but 15m is a lot of money for a Championship player. You can get proven PL quality for that price. I thought McCormack would be good value at the right price, but that ain’t the right price I had in mind! 😉

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 4, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #11

    Springy, that Sporting link was a joke matey. It wasn’t even an interview and had no backing from Sporting themselves. He was set up and I think his answers were standard. Yes, it is nice to be linked to a top club in the CL, but he cut the conversation dead in two comments. It was mischief making at best. Seems like The Record is the sporting equivalent of the National Inquirer. 😉

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  • SPRINGY

    Jun 4, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #12

    bobby
    i read it was just bollicks the other day,just thought i’d throw his name in the mix since the speculation, thats all mate….rafa seems to be getting things sorted,bit more decisive then wally ever looked like doing.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 4, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #13

    I don’t disagree with you on that Bobby. But it’s the old saying, ” don’t ask how much will he cost if we buy him, as opposed to how much it would cost us if we didn’t..”
    I’d like to know who in the premiership we could buy this summer or indeed, who would come to us?

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 4, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #14

    Springy, I’d like to see how Mitro does next season, if Rafa decides to retain him – he didn’t look best pleased with the red card v Spurs, after all. Can’t see us playing 4231 at home to lesser teams, so there might be a chance for a little n large partnership to form. Those two in tandem might prove very interesting. Nobody need worry about Arma stepping up, he’ll take it in his stride. Natural finishers like him are few and far between and I expect Rafa to take advantage of it. Exciting times ahead mate. Bring it on! 😉

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #15

    After all the fuss about the lad from QPR, he hardly set Southampton alight when he got there. I’m convinced Arma will get us plenty of goals, as he just keeps improving season on season. Plus Rafa has a book of strikers he can refer to. Just 15m for a 29/30 yr old strikes me as excessive, when the Championship is the highest level he’s played at.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Fans get very precious about our bank balance don’t they? I don’t care what we pay for him if he’s a good player who will score goals get him

    We are, after all, quite a rich club let’s not forget (despite what we are so often told)

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #17

    Bobby
    U have to remember though mate we heard all this gushing before over Adam Campbell (and a list of others too) not too long ago. We can’t rely on an untested kid we did that with Mitro and look where we are now

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #18

    Clin, we could get Carroll for that price and we all know what he did in the Championship! 😉 He might even come with Rafa selling him his vision about his home town club. Not beyond belief. I just think Rafa won’t see McCormack as value for money at that price myself, but I could easily be wrong.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #19

    I’ll give you that one Bobby mate.?
    As for comparing Arma with your mr Campbell, well, there isn’t any. Campbell never had the physique to compete at the highest level and so, imo, was overhyped. Anyone who has spent any time watching young Arma would see that this lad could go all the way. Has scored for fun for England at every age level so far, and his record last season has been covered at full….
    If he can get a regular starting position iN Rafa’s side, I do not think he will disappoint..

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #20

    WWSBRD, Campbell was never even on the same page as Arma mate. I never rated him myself and didn’t see anything like I see in Arma. Completely opposite ends of the spectrum. Did you see the link I posted yesterday? This kid’s the real deal matey and I can’t wait to see him next season. Seriously, I get why people are a bit hesitant, if they haven’t followed him like i have, but since Gazza came through our Academy, Arma is by far and away the best to follow. You just have to look at the sheer quality of his movement off the ball and his finishing power to realise he’s going to be a very special player.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #21

    Can’t get me emoji to work, Bobby, that ? Was meant to be a winking smile

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #22

    Bobby and Clinath……team Arma

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #23

    Clin, his England record was 25 games, 20 goals not long ago. He’s playing today, but i can’t find a link to watch him.

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  • toonluvva

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #24

    Is McCormack worth the £15m? I honestly don’t know.

    But what I am sure about is that the Toon has to be on the front foot over the next two transfer windows.

    Over the summer we need to clear out those players who don’t want to be here. Cisse and Sissoko for example. Also those who just don’t fit in anymore. I would also like to hope that Rafa will be allowed to clear out some of the deadwood. We may even reluctantly have to allow some players to leave, Krul, Gini and Townsend to name but three.

    Our objective will be to gain promotion back into the PL. Hopefully Mr Ashley has now got the message that we have no divine right to play in that league!

    We will have to build two separate teams. The first to get back up. That might involve bringing in some players such as McCormack just for the short term. Once that has been achieved, we need to form a squad capable not only of surviving but actually thriving in the PL!
    The coming few months are going to be very interesting. With Charnley taking a back seat on recruitment, we just need Ashley to open his cheque book.

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #25

    Yeah Bobby, England U19s against Mexico, I think. Saw a TV link earlier today, may have missed the match I’m afraid.

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  • Back Door Man

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #26

    Bobby – nowt wrong with the National Enquirer for the info on that ‘3-in-a-bed-gay-celeb-romp-candle-in-the-wind’ banned story a few weeks ago. The trick with all these High Court bans on any English (and in sympathy Jocko) media reporting these celeb stories is to Google for ‘images’ and you get the front page stories, whereas, if you just Google for the story you get blocked-out. When the image comes up you just zoom in to read.

    As to the return of Carroll …I’m a great believer in ‘never go back’.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #27

    Clin, i’ll go with that mate. 😉 For anybody who’s followed the lad it’s a no brainer innit? Not to worry though, I know for a fact that he’ll soon have the entire Toon Army raving about him before long. If we had his finishing power this season, relegation would never have happened. We created chances, just failed to take them.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #28

    Clin, yeah, i did see those links but none of them worked for me. We’ll get the highlights later no doubt. I’m hoping the u19’s Euro’s will be on the box in some shape or form. Arma and Woody in that.

    BDM, I dunno, i think Carroll left far too early and could do a great job for us both next season and on our glorious return to the PL. 😉 That Inquirer certainly has had some cracking stories over the years, despite them being mainly fictitious 😉

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #29

    i don’t think the fans are precious at all, but we’ve just seen too much wasted on cabella, thauvin, riviere, etc

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  • cyprus

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #30

    So Carver takes over Omonoia Nicosia.

    Best of luck mate. They will expectat least a trophy. I’m sure you have learned that this team’s fans are louder than the Newcastle ones, believe it or not. I’ve experienced both sets. Just fewer.

    Still, it’s a very popular team with CL aspirations.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Clin, someone posted the full emoji link the other day, but i didn’t bother with it myself. A basic smiley does me. Space, followed by ; and ) and space does it for me. 😉

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  • cyprus

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #32

    Dabizas, who is that team’s football director brought him over.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #33

    Rotunda, I don’t think splashing out too much on players is a good idea myself. The last thing we need is Ashley thinking he’s not getting value for money again and reverting to type. I just can’t see Rafa spending that amount on a Championship player when better options are available, do you?

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #34

    😉

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #35

    Cyprus, didn’t realise that Dabizas was involved. You learn something new every day. 😉

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  • clinath@ed

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #36

    Cheers Bobby…it worked 😉

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 4, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #37

    That’s the one clin!

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  • cyprus

    Jun 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #38

    Bobbybee

    It was all over the radio that dabizas was coming back with a signing.

    Hope the pair do ok. Management here is very trigger happy. Two losses you’re out 🙂

    Ketspaia won Apoel Nicosia the championship this year, so CL football. He was promptly fired.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #39

    Well, ‘Dad’s Taxi’ is called upon, so i must jump to the command. 😉 Been nice though, just talking football. Cheers to all. Later.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 4, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #40

    Cyprus, crikey, sounds like a dodgy business out there! Chelsea would fit right in! 😉 later mate.

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