Norwich City aiming to sign another Leeds United star - report

Ross McCormack preparing to take a penalty for Leeds United

Ross McCormack could follow the likes of Bradley Johnson, Jonny Howson and Robert Snodgrass in leaving Leeds for Norwich City.

Norwich City could be set to make an ambitious move to try and land Leeds United star-man Ross McCormack in the near future, The Daily Mail report.

McCormack has been linked with a move away from Elland Road this summer, with a host of Premier League clubs touted to be interested in making a bid for the clinical front-man, but it appears Norwich may make an attempt to beat them to the punch.

The Canaries have already splashed out on signing Lewis Grabban from Bournemouth, but are not thought to be curtailing their spending because of that and are still looking at strengthening their strike-force for the current campaign.

The futures of Ricky van Wolfwinskel and Gary Hooper, who faltered so badly at the top level last season, are still in doubt and it means that Neil Adams is hoping to bolster is attacking options as Norwich look for an immediate return to the Premier League.

They are going back to a familiar hunting ground in to do so, too. The likes of Robert Snodgrass, Bradley Johnson, Jonny Howson and Luciano Becchio have all moved from Elland Road to Carrow Road in recent times and Leeds fans will be hoping that they are not joined by another one of their stars this summer.

McCormack was a bright spark in what was a dark season for Leeds last campaign. The side have been languishing in the Championship for a number of seasons now, but there was genuine optimism at the start of last campaign that Brain McDermott would finally guide them back to the top division once again.

However, things never really went to plan and the club ended up finishing in 15th place – a full 15 points off the playoffs. And, if they did not have McCormack, there is a genuine question of whether they would have been exiting the division in the wrong direction rather than for the bright-lights of the Premier League.

The former Cardiff City striker netted 28 times in 43 league games, winning points for the club single-handedly.

The boost for Leeds fans is that he has said that he is determined to guide the club back to the Premier League next season and will remain at the club, but given how successful Norwich have been at taking players from Elland Road in the recent past this current interest must be a concern.

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