A statement of intent - Aston Villa fans react to McCormack imminent arrival
By Amir Mir
Aston Villa have had a £12million bid for striker Ross McCormack accepted by Fulham – and supporters are looking forward to the prospect of him linking up with Jordan Ayew.
Sky Sports claimed on their transfer centre blog on Wednesday morning (7.20am) that McCormack is expected to undergo a Villa medical later in the day.
A lot of Villa fans were pleased a proven striker will sign for the club, after weeks of speculation for last season’s relegated team.
This has now given supporters huge momentum going into the Championship season, with Villa playing Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday afternoon.
Over 4,500 fans will travel to Hillsborough and many are now looking forward to the game, particularly the prospect of McCormack, Ayew and Rudy Gestede leading the attacking line.
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McCormack, 29, has scored 145 goals in 419 senior appearances, including 116 in 306 Championship clashes..
Here are the reactions of fans on Twitter to his imminent arrival:
With Ayew and McCormack the goals are there. Just need the creativity and steel in midfield to supply them #AVFC
— Warren Bisp (@bispy_88) August 3, 2016
McCormack, Gestede and Ayew in the championship is a very good strike force #avfc
— Shaun Guest (@ShaunGuest1) August 3, 2016
Great to be signing a player who is clearly at the peak of their powers. Not potential or past it. Great move by RDM. RM + JA = Top 2 #avfc
— Rob Eynon (@robeynon1) August 3, 2016
Ross McCormack is more than a signing it's a statement of intent to us fans and to the league! #AVFC
— TheVillain (@TheVillain2016) August 3, 2016
Imagine McCormack and Ayew upfront in the Championship… #AVFC
— Daniel Raza (@dhraza) August 3, 2016
Big statement from Villa, £14m for McCormack is a lot but I really like the look of him with Gastede. #avfc
— Southern Softie (@SSoftie) August 3, 2016
— LiAM (@LiamReading93) August 3, 2016
— Leighton Castle (@LeightonCastle) August 3, 2016
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.
Di Matteo will continue to look for new additions, but having signed goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, defender Tommy Elphick and midfielder Aaron Tshibola- supporters will be pleased that good depth has been added to the squad.
In other Aston Villa transfer news, manager Roberto Di Matteo had lined up this Manchester United player.