Billionaire-owned club in hunt to sign £40,000-a-week+ Aston Villa player - reports
MLS club Colorado Rapids are in the hunt to sign Aston Villa forward Ross McCormack, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claims that the Western Conference franchise are eyeing up McCormack, 31, and Wolves striker Joe Mason as they aim to bolster their attack force before the end of the transfer window in North America.
The Rapids, who are owned by billionaire Stan Kroenke, have already recruited one player from the West Midlands this year when Jack Price quit Molineux in order to move to the USA.
Former Liverpool defender Danny Wilson was also snapped up by Colorado from Rangers.
The Telegraph has reported that McCormack is earning over £40,000-a-week at Villa Park, however he is yet to make a single appearance in the Championship this season.
After two outings in the EFL Cup, the Scotland international was sent to A-League outfit Melbourne City on loan.
He has since returned to England but has been unable to force his way into Steve Bruce’s first-team plans.
The Sun [print edition] reported in January that Leeds were planning to sign McCormack.
Football Insider verdict
McCormack clearly does not have a future at Villa Park after he infamously failed to turn up to training last season due to a faulty electric gate. He was one of a number of shocking signings that were made by Villa before Bruce took charge and it’s about time that his spell at the club is ended once and for all. The former Fulham and Leeds player is on a lot of money and with him not playing, it’s just a waste of time and resources him being there. Aston Villa also look good for promotion this season so it’s fair to say that McCormack’s chances of first-team football would slip further away from him in the summer.
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