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Sunderland should return for Ross McCormack amid Motherwell talk

It seems Ross McCormack is on his way back to the UK. His spell at Central Coast Mariners could reportedly be cut short in order to facilitate a move elsewhere.

According to the Scottish Sun, Aston Villa are willing to pay the bulk of his wages to keep him away from the club. His former club Motherwell have been mentioned as a potential destination. Quite the downfall for a player Aston Villa paid £12 million for in 2016.

He watched his former club beat Hamilton at the weekend and, according to the Daily Mail, is in talks about a potential return.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 19 : Ross McCormack of Aston Villa during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at the Villa Park on September 19, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

But if Motherwell can make a deal happen, then surely Sunderland could return for the player.

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Sunderland wanted McCormack last summer. His former manager Simon Grayson felt he could be a shrewd recruit but, for financial reasons, the higher-ups at Sunderland pulled the plug on any deadline day deal, as reported by the Sunderland Echo.

But now, it appears he is available at a far reduced cost and Sunderland badly need another striker.

Josh Maja’s future is in doubt whilst Charlie Wyke has proved inconsistent with injuries. Jerome Sinclair has also struggled for his best form.

McCormack is a proven striker in the English game and would surely be a threat in League One.

Sunderland should certainly consider looking at his signature once again.

 

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