Michael Owen comments on Ross McCormack’s Fulham move

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has his say on Ross McCormack’s transfer from Leeds United to Fulham.

Fulham may have suffered relegation from the Premier League last season, but they are not shying away from spending big.

On Tuesday, the Cottagers announced that they have signed striker Ross McCormack from Leeds United.

The 27-year-old has been given a four-year contract with the option of a further 12 months, but the transfer fee paid to Leeds has not been officially declared.

However, it has been reported that Fulham had to part with no less than £11 million for the Scotland international.

It is quite a hefty fee for a Championship side, especially after failing to survive in the English top-flight just weeks earlier, but Michael Owen believes that this shows how much the London outfit are determined to regain their Premier League status.

‘Signal of intent from Fulham’, the former Liverpool and Manchester United striker wrote on Sportlobster.com. ‘In The Championship yet spending 11m on a player’.

McCormack is a genuine Championship star and there are many who believe that he has enough quality to play in the Premier League.

The 27-year-old scored 28 goals in the second tier of English football last season, but failed to prevent Leeds from ending up any higher than 15th in the league table.

The former Rangers and Cardiff City striker becomes Fulham manager Felix Magath’s fifth signing of the summer, after Tim Hoogland, Adam Taggart, Kay Voser and Shaun Hutchinson.

Have Fulham overpaid for McCormack? Given that this is a transfer between two Championship clubs, it does appear so, but if the striker can lead the Cottagers to Premier League promotion, then it will be money well spent.

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