We told you yesterday that it was highly expected that Scottish striker Ross McCormack could be on his way to Sunderland on a loan deal but it now appears three other clubs are interested in his services.
The Reading Chronicle is reporting that Japp Stam is looking to hijack the former Fulham striker’s move to Sunderland.
Stam has already recruited Jon Dadi Bodvarsson this summer in a bid to bolster up his attacking options but with the news that Yann Kermorgant will miss at least the start of the season, Reading is looking at alternatives.
The Royals were recently told that their number target Tomer Hemed was not for sale by Brighton boss Chris Hughton.
Meanwhile, the Derby Telegraph is also reporting that Derby and Hull have also entered the race to sign the striker, who has flopped at Aston Villa.
Derby has been linked with a move for the former Leed’s man on several occasions in the past.
It was thought that McCormack would get another chance at Villa providing he returned to pre-season training in good shape. He featured in the game at Shrewsbury but it is quite clear that he hasn’t impressed manager Steve Bruce.
The final nail was in the coffin when the striker was left out of the squad that travelled to Germany over the weekend.
It is a real shame as I feel that he is a player, once in the right frame of mind can be a real asset but he just appears to be another player to sign for Aston Villa and not produce the goods for one reason or another in a Claret and Blue shirt.
I echo the thoughts of most Villa supporters when I say that I hope he leaves on a permanent transfer. The last thing we need is to loan a player out to a potential rival club who could have an effect on us trying to gain promotion this year.