Leeds to miss out on windfall after £12m bid for ex-striker accepted - reliable journalist
By Will Butcher
Leeds will not get a windfall from Ross McCormack’s impending £12million move to Aston Villa, according to a reliable journalist covering the club.
The 29-year-old Fulham striker is set to undergo a Villa medical on Wednesday after they had a bid accepted for the striker, which Sky Sports reported the deal on their transfer centre blog on Wednesday morning (7.20am).
Leeds fans were hoping for a transfer windfall, after the Scotland international moved to Craven Cottage from Leeds back in 2014 for £11million.
But Radio Yorkshire presenter Joe Rawson revealed on his personal Twitter account that there would be no such financial boost, as Leeds failed to include a sell-on clause in the deal with Fulham.
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Garry Monk may have been hoping for a little extra manoeuvrability in his transfer budget, after bringing in seven new faces and looking to strike a deal for Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt.
McCormack spent four years at Elland Road, scoring 58 goals in 157 matches for the club and establishing himself as a firm fans favourite.
The Scotland international has a wealth of experience in England second tier, scoring 145 goals in 419 senior appearances, including 116 in 306 Championship clashes.
Villa have openly spoken about adding a striker to their ranks after relegation last term which saw them find the net on only 27 occasions.
Last season, the former Cardiff striker was Fulham’s only shining light as he found the back of the net 21 times to almost single-handedly save the London club from being relegated, leaving them in 20th position.
In other Leeds transfer news, the Whites have finalised a contract for this long-term target.