There have been some strong reports over the weekend that Norwich City have finally won the race to sign Fulham striker Ross McCormack.
One of the best forwards in the Championship, the striker has been rated at around £ 12 million and probably represents a great bet from Fulham to get themselves back into the Premier League at the first attempt. In the past, McCormack has scored in numerous goals in the Championship even when his team has struggled for consistent form. He has played for the likes of Blackburn and Fulham, but has failed to get promoted with both clubs.
Even though striker Wes Hoolahan scored twice during the weekend’s friendly game against Hannover, it is clear that Norwich need extra strikeforce in order to overcome their disappointing Premier League outing in the previous season. Scoring goals was a major problem for Alex Neil’s team, who were relegated in the last few weeks of the season. Signing McCormack would smash Norwich City’s transfer record by a significant margin. Neil preferred to keep the cards close to his chest while talking about the ongoing negotiations. However, inside sources revealed that the manager is now extremely confident of landing McCormack before the start of the new campaign.
Robbie Brady has also been linked with a move.“There has been on-going negotiations as I am sure everyone is aware. We’ll see what happens with that. I am very hopeful we will get not only that one but one or two in, hopefully before the Blackburn game but if not we are still doing our very best to get people in as quickly as possible.We have got others we are looking at. We have not put all our eggs in one basket,” said Neil. Norwich begin the season with a game against Blackburn.