Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino says he was ‘disrespected’ by Ross McCormack, and that was a major reason in selling the striker to Fulham.
Fulham completed the signing of the 27-year-old striker yesterday in a deal worth in the region of £11 million.
Speaking to the Daily Record, Cellino said:
“I like to be in control of situations but it felt like he wasn’t my player.
“I was disrespected – he was aggressive with me.
“He didn’t turn up for the tour and all the time he wanted to go from here. It wasn’t in my mind to sell McCormack but I had no choice.
“He’s a bloody good player and I’m not going to pretend that he isn’t but he didn’t respect me. It wasn’t possible to keep him.”
McCormack was the Championship top scorer last season, scoring 28 goals for the Yorkshire club.
The Scotland international replied via his personal Instagram account by saying: “New start. Devastated to leave under a cloud after four thoroughly enjoyable years.”