'The magician' - Leeds United players react to McCormack's departure

Ross McCormack scoring for Leeds United

Leeds United players took to Twitter to react to Ross McCormack's depature to Fulham.

Ross McCormack completed an £11million move to Fulham on Tuesday morning and his former Leeds United team-mates have been quick to praise him on social media site Twitter.

His departure from Elland Road certainly leaves a big void in Leeds' squad, considering he scored 28 goals for the club last season, although the money will go some way to softening the blow.

The Leeds squad were evidently disappointed to be losing a player of McCormack’s quality and were prompt in wishing him all the best.

Luke Murphy called the former Cardiff City man the best player he has ever played with, whilst his former strike-partner Matt Smith said that he was a ‘magician’.

And he will need to prove that these words are true at Fulham if he is to live up to his hefty price-tag.

McCormack is now the eighth most expensive British striker in history, despite the fact he has never played a Premier League game in his career.

It is, therefore, a remarkable fee and a sign of just how inflated the market has become in recent times.

If he does match his tally from last season and fire Fulham back to the Premier League, the Cottagers will argue that the price was thoroughly vindicated, though, and there can be no doubting that he has the ability to do just that.

Without McCormack’s goals last season Leeds may well have found themselves in a relegation struggle and there is a feeling that he deserved a move to bigger and better things after his exploits, although most supporters thought his next move would be to the top division.

What the 27-year-old must avoid is following in the footsteps of Fulham’s last big name striker, Kostas Mitroglou, who joined the club from Olympiacos in January.

Mitroglou only made three appearances for Felix Magath’s side as they struggled in vain against the drop in the Premier League, after he was brought in to score the goals to fire them to safety.

If McCormack’s friends’ tweets are anything to go by there will be no danger of that, though.

Here are some of the best tweets that McCormack has received from the players who he has played alongside during his career so far.







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