Telegraph: Aston Villa to sell £48K-a-week player after training ground problems
By Amir Mir
Aston Villa will look to sell Ross McCormack in the summer after he failed to turn up to training with Nottingham Forest, according to a report.
The Telegraph claim the 30-year-old striker, who is on loan at Forest, has not turned up to training for three weeks with personal issues cited as a reason for his absence.
It is said that McCormack had been struggling with an Achilles problem but failed to report for treatment with either his current side or his parent club.
Villa signed McCormack from Fulham last summer for a Championship record fee of £12million but he struggled for form and consistency throughout the season.
He only scored three goals and was loaned out to rivals Forest in January after a fall out with manager Steve Bruce which involved him claiming he missed training due to his faulty gates.
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Now, it seems those same training problems have reoccurred again, but the Telegraph report that his problems are both personal and health related and serious enough for him to be absent.
It is reported that Forest are paying a large chunk of his £48,000-a-week wages and Villa will look to sell the former Scotland international in the summer.
Since his move to the Forest ground, McCormack has played seven matches for the relegation-threatened side, scoring only one goal.
In other Aston Villa news, Alex McLeish has revealed what will happen to Harry Redknapp if he guides Birmingham to victory on Sunday.