The Mirror is reporting tonight that Norwich, Newcastle and Aston Villa, the three relegated sides from the Premier League last season, all want to sign Fulham striker Ross McCormack.
The Scottish striker has scored 42 goals in 100 appearances since joining them from Leeds United two years ago.
Ross McCormack – next Newcastle arrival?
Certainly of the three teams relegated, Newcastle are in the best financial position having just sold Gini Wijnaldum to Liverpool for a whopping £25M.
It’s interesting that Ross has missed Fulham’s pre-season training camp in Austria and that has created reports he will be leaving Fulham shortly.
While the Scot was at Leeds United for four years, he scored 58 goals in 154 appearances so he can score goals in the lower divisions – that’s for sure – and that seems to be what Newcastle still need for next season.
The question for Rafa Benitez is whether he is worth something between £10M and £13M and can he perform in the Premier League, assuming we can get promoted next May.
Newcastle have so far made a net profit of £14M in the transfer market this summer, so we have the money and maybe we could even do a player exchange deal with Fulham to get Ross on Tyneside.
Rafa Benitez may have already identified the Scottish striker who turns 30 next month as one who can get the goals for us next season.
What do you think?
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