Norwich City’s Championship rivals Fulham complete Ross McCormack transfer deal

Leeds United's Ross McCormack has completed his move to Fulham. Photo: Richard Sellers/PA Wire. Leeds United's Ross McCormack has completed his move to Fulham. Photo: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
10:26 AM

Fulham have announced the signing of Leeds frontman Ross McCormack, for a reported £11m fee.

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The Canaries’ were heavily linked with a move for last season’s Championship top scorer until City chief Neil Adams last week dismissed talk of a £10m bid.

Fulham failed with two enquiries earlier in the summer but McCormack has now completed his switch to Craven Cottage for an undisclosed fee. The Scotland international has penned a four-year deal with the Whites, with the option of a further 12 months, potentially keeping him at the Whites until the summer of 2019.

Former club Cardiff will earn a windfall from the transfer after inserting a sell-on clause in the deal that took him to Leeds in 2010.

• Do you think Fulham have paid over the odds for McCormack and what effect will that have on the rest of the Championship transfer market this summer?

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31 comments

  • Btw; I`ve just been moved to look up Fison`s on Google. The Chairman is a Mr. Paddy Linaker! (with an `A`). There`s a combination of a pair of paragonic purveyors of coprolites.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

  • Mad Brewer@ Now thats what I mean by more educated, better mannered correspondents that show more class. Thanks for the tips about the compost but will keep it away from my lilies thank you!! Seems you can find "coprolites" everywhere - even saw some of it playing Germany last night.

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    What a Hoot

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

  • Levington compost is more ericaceous in every way. Keeps your lilies in the pink.(Apologies to "Scaffold"). Apparently, Fison`s first high phosphate fertiliser was produced from coprolites dug out of the Somerset Levels. That must`ve been a **** job, a coprolite excavator. So we have both fossil fuels and fossil fertiliser. C`mon, chaps! No need to get all "Joan Collins" as in the Snickers advert! I suppose you must expect a few jibes at Ipswich on an NCFC message board..... Pax.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

  • Timbo -big words more than 3 letters - I am impressed. Not got to me but I am just embarrassed that posts such as yours get on to this website. It may pay you to spend a bit of time reading some of the posts on here from more educated, better mannered correspondents that show more class than you do.

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    What a Hoot

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • @What a newt- Hmmm...."The compost smells better than you"....still got your compendium of primary school humour on hand I see? Ah well, good to see you didn't let me get to you or anything...LOL!

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    Timbo

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Timbo - the compost probably smells better than you. Was also quite surprised you go on websites as I was not sure you were literate enough to read.

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    What a Hoot

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • I breathe a sigh of relief we haven't got yet another Leeds United recruit!!! And at the money quoted, seems like we may have done better business with Grabban. Anyway we simply do not need further reinforcements up front, even if as likely Hooper goes. Meantime it looks as though we will soon have more backroom staff than players! Is such an entourage really so vital? Would some of that money be better spent on the playing side? We still need a good, proven, commanding central defender, and at least one more creative attacking midfielder. But time is ticking by and any additions will need time to settle in and get to know the other players and the systems Adams intends to play.

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    malaga flier

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • It's obvious what effect it will have on the transfer market. But more importantly the rest of the Leeds squad will not have to nick their children's pack lunches to take to the training ground. And they might make a cheeky offer for Becci, at these prices he's got to be worth a few Mill.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • El Tel, splashing that sort of money might seem like ambition but its no guarantee that he's going to get any more goals than say, Grabban for us. Sometimes the underdogs with smaller price tags will push harder. Also promoting a youth coach from within has worked for us in the past and AC Milan have recently done exactly the same thing. Just sayin'

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    GossVolley

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • looks like el tel has been on something again. Fulham have probably been had

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Fulham have ambition to get back to premier by buying good players not like Norwich who want to buy on the cheap ,this player was the best in the championship last year but who wants to come to play for a manager who has only coached youths.

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    El tel

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Good point Jim he is the only one to have proven himself in the Chump within recent times.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Think this could trigger a bid for Becchio. To be honest I want him to stay as he is PROVEN at this level and think if we sell him for some small amount we will regret it later.

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    Jimhow

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Excellent comment cutty like it.

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    Jimhow

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Just been on the Fison's compost site. Not much evidence of excitement re: their new signing. Only 11 comments ( + 1 of those is from a Palace fan) on 1 thread + none on the other. Their new boy's greatest former memory of Portaloo Rd is that he once crocked his ankle there. Bodes well for the future then.. "Ooh arrr the wheels 'ave come orf moi tractor agarn...."..

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    Timbo

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • A whole page of football trivia but nothing of any interest to City fans.

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    goldie

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Good point Kent. £8m more does seem an awful lot of cash for 6 extra goals. You could buy whole Wolfswinkel for that......

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    Timbo

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • why would i be interested in what fulham and leeds are doing?

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    bluelight

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Seems a huge price to pay. But to keep it in perspective at least he is a top striker at this level. We paid £8.5m for Ricky Van W....err....Lightweight, even thought he had no proven record in the premier league and look how that worked out. So who are the bigger fools, Fulham or us?

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    CanaryWest

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • If the wife sees that this chap is worth £11M she'll be thinking she might get a bob or two for me.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • I'm glad we didnt sign him for that money, meanwhile Ipswich fans getting excited over their free transfer, so Agent Mick seems to be continuing his good work there fooling the ponies into thinking they are good. Football is indeed silly.

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    Piranha24

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • I'm pretty happy with our transfer dealings thus far. Would be concerned if we didn't bring in anyone else, but on paper we look strong so I'm happy. OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • While we all talk about transfers and moaning about lack of activity etc....spare a thought for Blackpool. Currently they have only 8 senior contracted players. Scary!

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Fulham's financial results will make interesting reading in the next few months.

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    Steely Dan

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Just shows you how silly football is getting, and it will get worse.

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    Derek McDonald

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Fulham have paid scary money for a player who is only known in the Championship. I'm glad it's not us signing him today. OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Well City won't be left wanting this summer - well not at those prices anyway.

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    VictorM

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • I guess that's the kind of figure we should quote for Hooper when QPR come knocking then...

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    GossVolley

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Based on this, Lewis Grabban at reported £3m is a bargain!! OK, McCormack scored 28 goals to Lewis's 22 last season but £11m? This is crazy money.

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    Kent Anglian

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • It really is silly season in the transfer market. £11m!? whatever are Ruddy, Fer and Olsson worth? Minimum £25m for the three.

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    richard1

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

  • Yes they did! Massively. But then so did Hull for a player in the last year of his contract.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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