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Leeds United were right not to re-sign Ross McCormack a year ago

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Leeds United were right not to re-sign Ross McCormack a year ago

Leeds United were linked with bringing back their former captain a year ago.

A year ago, Leeds United were beginning to fall out of play-off contention. The Whites were struggling for form and were lacking firepower in attack. Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Caleb Ekuban were hardly the answer and Kemar Roofe was nowhere near the level he has achieved this term.

With that in mind, they began to be linked with a host of striking options. One such name was that of former captain Ross McCormack. The Scottish striker was looking for a new club after his successful loan spell at Melbourne City had come to an end.

As reported by the Yorkshire Post, Leeds were apparently keen on bringing McCormack back to Elland Road. A £4.5 million price-tag was set for the player and some Leeds fans were happy to hear of his potential return.

His exit from Leeds was mired in controversy involving the former chairman Massimo Cellino, with the Scot joining Fulham for a reported £11 million.

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He had scored 58 goals in 157 games at Elland Road, so his return would have been exciting.

 

But 12 months on, Leeds must be glad they did not sign him.

McCormack went on to spend his time on the sidelines at Aston Villa for the rest of the season. He headed to Central Coast Mariners on loan but struggled with a knee injury. Now at former club Motherwell on loan, it is hard to see how he would have fitted into the Marcelo Bielsa system.

Simply put, in the 12 months since Leeds were linked with a McCormack reunion, he has played seven times and scored one goal. Leeds were fortunate not to pursue this rumour.

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