The Mail is reporting today the release clause in the contract of 29 year-old Fulham striker Ross McCormack for £12M is due to expire tomorrow.
But the news several weeks ago was that release clause was for £15M and not £12M – so there’s a little confusion there.
Ross McCormack – Fulham striker available
The report is that clubs like Newcastle United and Aston Villa may now go after the Scottish International and attempt to get a deal done with Fulham.
The prolific striker was at Leeds United for four years before signing on at Fulham two years ago..
The £12M or even £15M fee seemed a lot to pay for a player who turns 30 in August, even though he has scored 42 goals in 100 appearances for Fulham over the last two seasons.
Sheffield Wednesday, Hull City and Norwich are other clubs interested in signing the striker.
While at Leeds United Ross scored 58 goals in 154 total appearances, so he’s scored a lot of goals in the Championship.
Newcastle are expected to announce the signing of Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle today, so whether Rafa Benitez thinks he needs another striker is a good question.
But scoring goals was a big problem for us in the Premier League last season and that combined with our defense are the two big areas that Rafa needs to fix this summer.
We’d love to see Newcastle go after the Scottish International and then we could have McCormack and Aleksandar Mitrovic as two excellent central strikers.
Note that Dwight Gayle with his speed can also play out on the wing.
At the very least it’s an interesting development with Ross McCormack.