Report links Ross McCormack with numerous clubs, including Charlton, Ipswich and Coventry

Ross McCormack of Melbourne celebrates a goal with Harrison Delbridge and Scott Jamieson during the round 15 A-League match between the Perth Glory and Melbourne City FC at nib Stadium on...

Charlton Athletic, Ipswich Town and Coventry City are among those credited with an interest in the freed Aston Villa man.

Ross McCormack of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring for Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Burton Albion at Villa Park on December 26, 2016 in...

The recently released Aston Villa striker, Ross McCormack, is being linked to a string of Championship and League One clubs, including Charlton Athletic, Ipswich Town and Coventry City.

Teamtalk claims McCormack is ready to 'turn his back on a lucrative move to Asia' and is holding out for a British club.

Aston Villa are reported to have paid £12 million for the previously prolific 32-year-old in 2016, but freed him from his contract 12 months early after a disastrous Villa Park spell.

 

Nevertheless, there are a string of clubs - Charlton, Ipswich and Coventry, as well as Wigan Athletic and Reading - who appear to be undeterred.

Scottish sides are also considering an approach for McCormack, according to Teamtalk, although the website claims the player 'still feels more than capable of doing a job in the Championship or League One'.

Charlton recently joined Wigan and Reading in England's second tier, from which Ipswich were demoted last season.

Ipswich Town's manager Paul Lambert  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Swansea City  at Portman Road on April 22, 2019 in Ipswich, England.

The Tractor Boys - who are managed by the former Villa boss, Paul Lambert - will now face Coventry at league level, as a result.

McCormack has scored or made 183 goals in 352 Championship or League One games, but only managed four in 24 for Aston Villa across all competitions.

Former Leeds United player Ross McCormack of Fulham salutes the travelling fans during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage on March 18, 2015 in...

And although his wages could be steep, his lack of transfer fee makes the Scot less of a gamble for the likes of Charlton, Ipswich or Coventry.

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