Ross McCormack is a name that Rangers fans remember best for scoring the equaliser away to Porto in 2005. A goal which was invaluable for us qualifying for the Champion’s League last 16 for the first and only time. That was 13 years ago.
Time flies when, well, when you’re battling your way back up through the Scottish leagues.
Now 31, the former Rangers youth has been linked with a move back to the club on loan. This is according to TEAMtalk.
Expensive journeyman status proves best years are behind him
McCormack has played for four of the Championship’s biggest clubs in Cardiff, Leeds Utd, Fulham and Villa. Fulham paid a massive £11m for him in 2014. Villa came along and topped that by spending £12m to take him to Birmingham.
The fact they’re willing to let him go two years later and stump up the majority of his reported £40k per week contract shows one thing. McCormack’s best years are behind him. Rangers are going forward, not back.
Not in the mould of a Gerrard type signing
Gerrard has already reiterated his desire to sign young, hungry players. McCormack doesn’t fit this mould of what Gerrard has signed so far.
It would be an interesting signing given the Scotsman has done well down south, but the kind that feels like it would interrupt the momentum of what Gerrard is trying to build.
Ross McCormack doesn’t offer anything different than what we have
This is perhaps the key argument against his signing. For such hefty wages, is the striker even going to play?
Alfredo Morelos is on fire, Umar Sadiq is a loan signing who needs to justify his hefty fee and the Kyle Lafferty deal is edging closing to completion. The latter also fills the former player/he who knows the form role Ross McCormack would’ve.
I don’t expect this reported interest to come to fruition with all the signs suggesting it would be a poor move from Gerrard and his team.