The news reported last week was that yesterday the £15M release clause in Fulham striker Ross McCormack’s contract ran out – and it was thought that Fulham would reduce their asking price on the Scottish International striker.
But that hasn’t happened and it looks like the Craven Cottage still want £15M for the former Leeds United striker before they will let him leave the club.
The Mirror are now reporting that Fulham have rejected a £11.5M bid from Sheffield Wednesday and are holding out for the full £15M.
Ross McCormack – £15M Fulham striker
Ross turns 30 next month and Rafa Benitez is building a team of younger players on Tyneside with an eye on the future – and it seems very doubtful the top class Spanish manager will see Ross as good value for Newcastle.
Aston Villa are also said to be interested in the striker and maybe they will go all in and try to get him to Villa Park.
They certainly need some extra firepower if they are mount an all out effort to return immediately to the Premier League under their new manager Roberto Di Matteo.
Newcastle have just brought in 25 year-old striker Dwight Gayle from Crustal Palace for around £9M rising to £10M based on appearances, although Rafa Benitez is still expected to bring in one more striker this summer.
But for £15M we doubt it will be Ross McCormack, who has been reported to be keen to sign on at the Tyneside club under Rafa Benitez.
Maybe Rafa could bring in a striker on loan this season?
What do you think?