By Harvey Byrne
Aston Villa’s new owner Dr Tony Xia may have just dropped a big hint over the future of Villa target Ross McCormack on Twitter.
The Chinese businessman has already built up a reputation for being outspoken on the social media site after taking over the club this summer and he could have just revealed that McCormack is an Aston Villa player.
The Villa chairman took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to share a video of McCormack’s goals.
The Tweet comes after Fulham revealed they had accepted a bid for McCormack and Sky Sports claimed on their transfer centre blog on Wednesday morning (7.20am) that McCormack is expected to undergo a medical later in the day.
Former Leeds fan favourite McCormack has been linked with a move away from Craven Cottage after the London side finished 20th in the Championship last season.
McCormack, who has 13 Scotland caps to his name, has been strongly linked with a move to Championship rivals Norwich this summer.
However, Sky claim that Fulham have rejected a £10million bid from Alex Neil’s side for their 21-goal top scorer of last season.
Villains manager Roberto Di Matteo is now set to steal McCormack from Norwich’s clutches as he aims to give his side some bite up-front.
McCormack, 29, has scored 145 goals in 419 senior appearances, including 116 in 306 Championship clashes.
The Midlands club have openly spoken about adding a striker to their ranks after relegation last term which saw them find the net on only 27 occasions.
Doubts over the future of Jordan Ayew has also led to Di Matteo taking action, and both Bamford and McCormack seem to be at the top of his striker wishlist.
In other Aston Villa transfer news, Villa will look to replace departed midfielder Idrissa Gueye.