FULHAM STRIKER SAYS HE IS DESPERATE FOR PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL
Fulham striker Ross McCormack has revealed his dreams of playing in the Premier League.
The player who would turn 30 in August said he was desperate to compete in the top flight football. The Scotland international scored 21 goals in the championship for Fulham during the 2015/2016 campaign even though they finished a disappointing 20th in the standings.
There are speculations that Newcastle United and Middleborough want to sign the player and McCormack has openly conceded that he would look to leave the club if the right offer was made in the transfer window.
“I want to be playing in the Premiership. It’s been something in my mind as the years have gone by. I will be 30 in August so time’s running out. I don’t know if I’ll ever get that opportunity but it’s something that I’d love to do.”
As McCormack is open to leaving, so is Fulham keen on acquiring. The club joined the race to sign Bournemouth striker Glenn Murray. Murray had a spectacular season in the 2012/13 season with Crystal Palace scoring 30 goals in 42 games that helped Palace get promotion to the Premier League.
Whilst in the Premier League, he didn’t play as often for the club necessitating his loan to Reading in 2014. He was later sold to Bournemouth where he has only 10 caps to his name. The player is believed to be frustrated and wants out and Fulham is ready to pick him up. Though 32 years of age, many championship clubs are open to receiving the player due to his consistent Championship experience.
Aside Murray, Fulham are also reported to be interested in Blackburn Rovers player Grant Hanley. The 24-year-old Scottish defender is said to be worth £2 million and Slavisa Jokanovic is keen on signing the player despite competitions from Nigel Pearson (Derby County) and Mark Warburton (Glasgow Rangers).