Turkish side Fenerbahce have made contact over a loan move for Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack, according to the Daily Mail.

The Scottish forward is out-of-favour at Villa and Fenerbahce see him as a potential replacement for Robin van Persie, who has been ruled out with an injury.

McCormack saw a deadline day move to Championship side Sunderland collapse after the two clubs disagreed over a loan fee. The 31 year-old is open to staying at Villa as he is eager to kick start his career for Steve Bruce’s side. However, it will be interesting to see if his head will be turned by Fenerbahce.

The Glasgow-born striker started his career with Rangers. His first taste of English football was with a loan spell with Doncaster in 2006. He did not stay in England though at this point and moved to Motherwell. He then joined Cardiff in 2008, where he scored 25 goals in 74 games. This earned him a move to Leeds. He played over 100 games for the Elland Road club, scoring 53 goals. A big money move to Fulham followed, of whom McCormack captained, and he carried on his prolific goalscoring record in the Championship.

He was touted as one of the best strikers outside the Premier League. His £12 million move to Aston Villa though has not payed off yet. He only scored 3 goals in 20 games as he fell down the pecking order at Villa park. He was then shipped out on loan to Nottingham Forest.

Turkey could be the Scotland internationals next move if a loan move materialises. For someone who is certainly proven in the Championship, could he go and prove himself in the Turkish top flight?


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