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McCormack Blast For Cardiff City Chiefs

McCormack Blast For Cardiff City Chiefs

Cardiff City's wantaway striker Ross McCromack has again made comments in the press certain to disappoint Bluebirds fans after declaring his dismay at the price tag placed on him by the club. So far, only Hull City and Portsmouth have expressed an interest but both were put off by the £5m valuation.

It's just a few short weeks since McCormack penned a bumper new deal with the Bluebirds, but always maintained he would wish to speak to any Premiership club interested in his services. Doubts over his place in the team, behind Michael Chopra and fears over being shunted to a wide role have prompted repeated media comments by the Scottish Internation - he has now spoken out over his value. McCormack told the Hull Daily Mail:

'I'd probably say £5million is an over-valuation for someone who's had one season in England and done well. I joined for about £100,000, so it's a lot of money.'

'I think it's pricing people out of the market, but if a club wants someone enough, they'll pay it.'

If McCormack truly believes he is an International player, and of Premiership quality - then £5m is not such a high fee, especially given the 4 years remaining on his deal and his young age.

Either way, McCormack's future surely lies away from the Cardiff City Stadium with these latest comments sure to alienate him even further from the coaching staff, and his team-mates. He is unlikely to start against Scunthorpe United on Saturday and many signs point to the player trying to force through a move to Hull city - the dubious world of footballing agents and under-hand transfer dealings continues...

More worryingly is that if McCormack does leave, or is not selected we are desperately short of attacking options. Bothroyd is carrying an injury, Chopra is fit but Pericard is yet to win a contract and Paul Parry (often used as an auxiliary striker) has departed for Preston.

Bring back Eddie Johnson.....!

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Date:Tuesday August 4 2009
Time: 11:05AM


Marshall & Ross have made the 23 man scotland squad. Its up to him to prove himself
04/08/2009 11:13:00
Marlon Harewood is available for £1.5m, Benjani for £2m, with established Premier League players available at this sort of money, a club like Hull City isn't going to take a punt on a player untested at this level for £5m. Until he is tested, he's worth no more than £2-2.5m.
04/08/2009 11:34:00
Benjani has barely played and will get no games at Man city, Harewood has failed several times. As seen with likes of Bale, Ramsey etc - you pay for potential. He's probably not worth £5m but we got that for Chopra...
04/08/2009 12:04:00
.. now don't make a bad situation far worse with silly jokes about Eddie Johnson .. whoever is advising young Ross is making a serious mistake .. while he is still here he'd better play (and behave) in a way that will tempt other clubs to want to sign him .. so he needs to come charging off the bench and score 10s of goals - and it looks as if he's not going to be allowed to sort out his recently rubbish penalty-taking so he's got a lot of work to do on the pitch ..£5million is too much but I hope we insist on at least £3andahalfmill!
04/08/2009 12:12:00
there've been a few mistakes unfortunately, some simple damage limitation would have kept everyone far happier whilst not affecting the situation too much - at present these are seen as inflammatory at best. We can afford to pay top whack to someone not playing - its ludicrous, this needs sorting and fast
04/08/2009 13:04:00
.. pity that McCormack seems to have learned nothing from last year's Club Captain - the way in which Darren Purse behaved on and off the pitch, playing or supporting from the bench or while standing with travelling supporters, showed he was a true Bluebird in the Graham Kavanagh mould .. he was or should have been an inspiration to noisy pipsqueaks like ..
04/08/2009 15:35:00
He has behaved unprofressionally which is the key, he's entitled to think whatever he wants but could be fined for bringing club into disrepute. Shut up and get on with it Ross. You wont have Scotland or any decent clubs after you if you're not playing
Aderyn las
04/08/2009 15:41:00
Two weeks ago it was being reported that a whole host of clubs were after him.. all seems to have gone quiet now..
06/08/2009 00:38:00
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