By Laura O'Leary

25th Jun, 2018 | 6:05pm

Aston Villa prepared to take financial hit to let McCormack go - report

Aston Villa are desperate to sell attacker Ross McCormack and will take a financial hit in order to get him off their books, according to a report.

The Birmingham Mail report that the Villans have accepted that they will have to make a loss on the forward, who they paid Fulham £12million for in 2016 (Source: BBC), in order to secure him a permanent exit.

The newspaper claim that the 31-year-old is almost certain to be overlooked by manager Steve Bruce once the players return for pre-season.

Football Insider Verdict:

Villans supporters must now be eagerly waiting to wave goodbye to McCormack as it seems the club are finally going to do what is necessary just to get him out the door. The Championship side were always going to find it hard to get rid of the forward but by lowering their demands for him, maybe someone will take a gamble on him. McCormack has been a terrible signing for the club as after spending a huge amount of money to get him, he simply hasn’t delivered the goods. The 31-year-old has featured 24 times for the Villans and has scored a pitiful three goals in his outings. McCormack showed that he was capable of being clinical at another club in his latest campaign as he scored 14 goals in 17 league games at Melbourne City FC when on loan with them. Hopefully his stats in Australia will see a club try to secure his signature as no one will be tempted to recruit him based on his performances in a Villans shirt. It is a shame that it hasn’t worked out but clearly it just wasn’t meant to be for McCormack and the Villans.

In other Aston Villa news, PL giants offer Aston Villa lifeline in £30m deal for 22-year-old star – report.

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