Sunderland are looking to sign Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack, according to reports. The out-of-favour striker needs to move on from Villa after what can only be a disastrous spell after a huge money move and Sunderland are keen, according to reports.

The Scottish international striker has had a very interesting career which has taken a horrible turn in the last two years through no-ones fault but his own. The player is hugely talented but fell out of favour under Steve Bruce at Aston Villa, leading to an incident where he didn’t train because his gate wouldn’t open, according to Bruce.

McCormack started his career in Scotland and was on the books of Rangers despite being a Celtic fan. He moved on to Motherwell where he caught the eye and earned a move south of the border to Cardiff City where his career really took off. After a successful spell with the Bluebirds he was signed by Simon Grayson at Leeds United for just £250k.

McCormack struggled massively at Leeds in his first season, the fans were on his back and he couldn’t score the easiest of chances, but it all changed after a goal against Burnley towards the end of the season. As Leeds looked for strikers the next season McCormack began to score and Leeds and Grayson made him the number one striker. The goals kept on coming and his stock kept rising.

McCormack was sold to Fulham for £11 million, a huge fee at the time and after two seasons of scoring for fun he earned a £12 million move to Aston Villa, but that’s where his career hit the rocks. He didn’t score goals and his performances left much to the imagination. last season he joined Melbourne City on a loan deal and looked back to his old self, enjoying it and scoring goals.

If Jack Ross and Sunderland pull this off it would be the deal of the summer in League One. The Black Cats are struggling in their pursuit of Charlie Wyke from Bradford City and a loan deal for McCormack may be the move that helps them back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

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