By support

4th Jan, 2017 | 2:28pm

BBC journalist: Championship rivals priced out of move for Aston Villa forward

By Will Butcher

Ross McCormack’s immediate Villa future might be unclear but it looks like he won’t be going to Championship rivals Wolves as they can’t afford him, according to a reliable journalist.

McCormack, 30, was linked with a move to Wolves by The Birmingham Mail, despite joining the relegated Premier League side just six months ago for £12million from Championship rivals Fulham.

BBC journalist Pat Murphy claimed on his personal Twitter account that McCormack’s wages would be far too expensive for Midlands rivals Wolves, even on loan.

The former Leeds star could be set to leave Steve Bruce’s side this month as he struggles to recapture the form that earned him a move to Villa in the first place.

McCormack has plummeted down the striker pecking order under Bruce, with the likes of Jonathan Kodjia, Jordan Ayew and Gabby Agbonlahor all vying for a first-team slot.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

With cover also provided by out-of-favour target man Libor Kozak and youngster Rushian Hepburn-Murphy, McCormack could be seen as expendable by Bruce.

Despite his hefty transfer fee, the Scotland international has scored just three goals in 20 league and cup outings for Villa in spark contrast to his form at both Fulham and Leeds.

In other Aston Villa transfer news, fans have reacted on Twitter after learning of the news that their side had reportedly made a £3million offer for Nottingham Forest’s Henri Lansbury.