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.
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.
However, whether we go after Ross is now completely up to new manager Rafa Benitez.
What do you think?