McCormack comments on Premier League interest: 'it's tempting...'

Ross McCormack injured for Leeds United

Amid reported Premier League interest from Cardiff City and West Ham United, the Leeds United star admitted it would be tempting to move to the Premier League, however, reaffirmed his statement of staying at Leeds until his career ends.

The former Cardiff City striker was named the number two player in the Football League by FourFourTwo magazine, once again failing to topple Burnley's Danny Ings, who came out on top.

In an interview he did with the magazine after being prized with the silver medal, he was asked: 'you've come close to moving to the Premier League in the past. As you approach your peak years, how much do you crave such a move?'

The 27-year-old admitted, like most footballers would, that a move to the big league would be a tempting prospect.

'it's tempting, sure,' said McCormack.

'I've got three years left here and I've said I'd like to end my career with Leeds. To be named club captain was very special for me and my family.'

McCormack was only made club captain in mid-January, following a poor run of form by the previous skipper, Rodolph Austin, who stepped down from the role.

Current manager, Brian McDermott, spoke highly of McCormack upon giving him the captaincy, commenting: 'You can see his leadership qualities in the way he plays and tracks back. Leeds United means so much to him.'

After 27-goals already, it's hard to fault his effort, but it's equally as hard not to feel bad for him too.

Since the 15th December, Leeds United have only won three games. A run of form which has seen their race for promotion turn into a scrap to stay out of a relegation battle.

However, despite the club recording just three wins from mid-December, in the same time frame, Ross McCormack has scored 11-goals in 19 games. A record which carried over a season would still accumulate to roughly 27-goals a season.

Despite the club and the fans best efforts, I doubt many Leeds United supporters would begrudge their skipper a move in the summer. However, with new ownership on the horizon, McCormack may just be as well to stay at Elland Road and fight for promotion.

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