Ross McCormack’s uncertain situation at Aston Villa desperately needs a solution, and according to breaking reports, Nottingham Forest might just be the saviour for all parties.
McCormack has endured a very public falling out with Villa and boss Steve Bruce, over a refusal to train.
The Scotland international claims he has failed to settle in the Midlands, since moving up from Fulham for £12m last summer.
But Bruce isn’t a man to be messed around, and has made clear that the 30-year-old won’t feature for the Villans unless he changes his attitude.
With 66 Championship goals in the last three seasons however, McCormack offers a great potential for any prospective buyer.
Forest sit just five points above the drop zone, and have been linked with several players today, including former defender Luke Chambers.
The two-time European Cup winners are yet to appoint a permanent successor to Philippe Montanier.
But it appears owner Fawar Al-Hasawi may sanction a few deals today, in order to enhance his chances of persuading a manager to take on the job at the City Ground.
Having splashed out big money on McCormack just six months ago however, it seems Forest would need to pay something similar to Villa’s £12m outlay.
But given his record in the second-tier, that could be something Forest feel is worth investing in.
The former Premier League club could desperately use a win, and will hope to claim one tonight when Rotherham visit.
We make the hosts 3/4 favourites for a much-needed three points.
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