'Smashing it', 'Imagine what he could do' – Leeds fans react as prolific 58-goal striker reportedly linked
Leeds have fans have reacted with excitement to the news that their club has been linked with former striker Ross McCormack.
The Sun, in Tuesday’s print edition, claimed that Thomas Christiansen is after both McCormack and Tommy Elphick, but it’s Leeds’ former striker that the fans are most excited by.
McCormack scored 58 goals for Leeds in 147 games between 2010 and 2014 and despite being 31 is still banging the goals in.
McCormack, an Aston Villa player, is currently on loan to Melbourne City FC but is due back at Villa Park before the end of the month despite scoring 14 goals in 16 games for his Australian club.
The Sun claims that Aston Villa would sell the player, who fell out with manager Steve Bruce, for £4.5million and Leeds fans want their club to snap him up.
The story from The Sun was posted by a Leeds fan, @markrikko, on his personal Twitter page on Tuesday morning.
— Diddlysquat (@markrikko) January 23, 2018
Here is a selection of the best tweets from excited Leeds fans after hearing the news:
Devils advocate – McCormack has smashed 14 in 16 over there… certainly found his scoring boots albeit in the Aus league. 3/4 million surely worth a punt? Arguably better than Lass/Grot/Cib… #lufc
— DAN (@twatterleeds) January 23, 2018
#lufc remember that time Ross McCormack phoned into sky sports news on deadline day basically touting for a move
# that was a moment
— wewasleedzio (@spaceisace) January 23, 2018
— Phil Mooney (@Whiteyorkist) January 23, 2018
He isn’t playing for Burnley atm might be injured, I’d take McCormack me loves Leeds and he’s been smashing it in oz might be worth the punt
— Macka Colley (@MackaC98) January 23, 2018
McCormack would be a huge mistake imo
— jamie Bridge (@jamiebridge1) January 23, 2018
McCormack needs to be the man or it doesn't work. But Saiz is the man.
— James (@JamesLUFC) January 23, 2018
McCormack no, just NO #lufc
— Rhys Hughes (@RhysHughes) January 23, 2018
McCormack please come back
— cj13 (@felixe1967) January 23, 2018
I’d do anything for McCormack back at Leeds.
— Jud (@JordanBucknall) January 23, 2018
McCormack yes please
— El (@Ellislufc) January 23, 2018
Come home rossco all is forgiven , score some worldies
— Col (@colriley79) January 23, 2018
I'm not arguing with you, he's a risk, but I'd have him back on a half season loan. No qualms at all.
— Stuart (@Stuey_Lee) January 23, 2018
McCormack made Matt smith look good imagine what he could do to lasogga!
— LeedsNews (@news_leeds) January 23, 2018
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