Sky Sports Football League pundit Johnny Phillips had stated his shock at Ross McCormack’s transfer fee, in his recent Sky Sports blog.
Striker McCormack signed for Fulham from Leeds United in an £11 million fee yesterday, becoming the record of the highest transfer fee outside the Premier League, and the highest fee paid for a Scottish international.
In his blog, Phillips wrote that McCormack has the pedigree in the Championship, but according to the pundit, Fulham have overpaid for the former Rangers and Cardiff City striker, with Phillips writing.
“McCormack is a good player, proven at Championship level, but it is an enormous fee to pay for someone who has not played at a higher standard in England – although his supporters will point to a Champions League goal scored on his first European appearance for Rangers.”
Phillips went onto say that the fee for McCormack itself by Fulham standards is not the highest that they have played, with the Lilywhites signing Greek international Kostas Mitroglou, who signed from Greek side Olympiakos for £12.5 million in January.
He then went onto argue that both strikers who could start Fulham’s first League game at Ipswich Town cost less than when Liverpool signed Luis Suarez from Ajax for £23 million in the January of 2011.
“Fulham could field a £23m strike force of McCormack and Mitroglou in the Championship next season. Liverpool signed Luis Suarez for less.”