Aston Villa have announced that Ross McCormack has left the club by mutual consent. The Scottish striker had a year left on his contract but the club and player have agreed to end what has been a poor spell at Villa Park for the player.
As reported by the BBC, Aston Villa spent £12 million on the Fulham striker who had proven himself a potent scorer at this level at Craven Cottage as well as with Leeds United and Cardiff City.
But he struggled at Villa Park and had a tumultous relationship with former boss Steve Bruce.
For Aston Villa fans the news comes as a relief. Not only because of his poor performances at the club, but also due to his wages.
As reported by the Daily Mail, McCormack’s wages were about to rise to £70,000-a-week as a result of a promotion bonus in his contract at Aston Villa.
Considering he has not played for the club since September 2017, that would have been a disaster for the club’s finances.
Here is some of the best reaction from Aston Villa fans on Twitter…
— Rob x (@Robert__AV) June 3, 2019
Fair play to our management. Clearing out all the dead wood before bringing in Dean’s own
— Dave Gunthorpe (@dgunt7) June 3, 2019
Can we get a parade to celebrate getting rid of Ross McCormack?
— James (@JPainter_) June 3, 2019
All the bad eggs gone now. Onwards and upwards utv
— Alex Davis (@TheOriginal_Cat) June 3, 2019
Better gate than never
— Paul Abdale (@PaulAbdale) June 3, 2019
Probably save us money and time. It’s great we look like we are being run properly for a change.
— Christopher ? UTV ? (@christhevillan) June 3, 2019
Thanks Ross…dont let the gate hit you on your way out
— Pramit (@pramit177) June 3, 2019
— ? (@jonesy73) June 3, 2019
— steven deakin (@deakinkoz) June 3, 2019
— Glenn Cameron (@Therealdjbez) June 4, 2019