Holloway claims McCormack can play with Messi and Ronaldo

Fulham's Ross McCormack dejected at full time

Ross McCormack joined Aston Villa in the summer transfer window.

Ian HollowayIan Holloway

Former Queens Park Rangers and Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway said on Sky Sports 1 on Friday evening (August 5, 2016) that Aston Villa summer signing Ross McCormack is good enough to play with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Holloway made the comment in the build-up to the Championship game between Fulham and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage in London on Friday evening.

Barcelona's Lionel MessiBarcelona's Lionel Messi

“This kid's brain works like the best players in the world,” said Holloway about McCormack on Sky Sports 1 on Friday evening (August 5, 2016).

“He could play with any one of them. He could play with Messi, he could play with Ronaldo. He is a genius in his head.”

Villa recently signed McCormack from Championship rivals Fulham in the summer transfer window.

According to Sky Sports, the Villans have paid £12 million upfront as transfer fee, which could rise to an eventual £14m.

Leeds' Ross McCormackRoss McCormack

The 29-year-old striker is a proven goalscorer in the Championship and will be a key player for Villa this season.

However, claiming that McCormack is good enough to play with Barcelona star Messi and Real Madrid ace Ronaldo is quite bold.

As good as the former Rangers and Leeds United striker is, the Scotland international has never played in the Premier League, and one must ask why.

Villa will kick off their 2016-17 Championship campaign with an away game against Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday evening.

Portugal's Cristiano RonaldoPortugal's Cristiano Ronaldo


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