Aston Villa new favourites ahead of Championship rivals Norwich City to sign prolific striker Ross McCormack

Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for Fulham

Aston Villa are favourites to sign Ross McCormack.

Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for FulhamRoss McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for Fulham

Aston Villa have been priced as the new favourites to sign Fulham striker Ross McCormack, by bookies SkyBet.

Odds have been slashed on Villa winning the race for his signature, and they are listed at just 4/6.

Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for FulhamRoss McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for Fulham

That has them ahead of previous odds on favourites Norwich City, another relegated side, who have been strongly linked to his signature in recent weeks.

Norwich are now priced at 6/5, with Wolves outsiders at 25/1, and the prospects of him staying at Fulham at 10/1.

McCormack has been one of the most consistent strikers in the Championship over the last five years, excelling for Leeds United before switching to Fulham.

Leeds' Ross McCormack Ross McCormack

Fulham have been unable to match his ambition of a promotion challenge, and if he left, McCormack would want to sign for a contender.

Villa are hoping to bounce straight back to the top flight, but lack a prolific goalscorer like McCormack. With the 29-year-old on board, they would instantly become one of the favourites for promotion.

McCormack will not come cheap however, with The Mail reporting last week that he could cost as much as £12 million.

 

Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for FulhamRoss McCormack celebrates 

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