Over the past few days it has come to light that Leeds United have received several bids for striker Ross McCormack and at least two from Norwich for captain Robert Snodgrass. They are both quality players on their day, however would it be such a bad thing if the club were to cash in on them?
Starting with McCormack, he started the season brilliantly, was banging goals in left, right and centre. But when we reached the turn of the year the goals dried up and he began to get frustrated. Which led to him trying too hard and poor performances. Some games he just didn't look interested and his refusal to sign a contract indicates that he is motivated by money and doesn't care about this great club. If rumours are true and we have been offered between £1.5 and 2 million for him then i would snap there hand off. That money could be used to sign someone like Jay Bothroyd or Nicky Maynard if West Ham would be willing to sell him.
Moving on to Snodgrass. It looks like he's had his head turned by his agent who will be telling him how much money he can get at other clubs and so on. But is he really worth what we are asking? He is very inconsistent and maybe has one good game every four. Most of the time when he is one on one with a full back he seems to run out of ideas and tries to run straight through them or always cut back onto his left foot which has become very predictable. Also he said if the club showed ambition he would stay and sign. In my opinion the signings we've made are a lot better than what we had which shows the club is going in the right direction and with the takeover imminent there is not much more Mr Warnock can do. If a club wants to pay the £5 million were asking I would be happy to accept as he is not worth it. That money could be spent on players capable of getting us out of this league. For example Hull City's Robert Koren an outstanding player at this level is available for £500,000 and of course the much talked about Rodolph Austin who will hopefully joining the club in a £300,000 move at the start of next week.
So if these two players cannot see the ambition that the club is showing then I say cash in and use the money to buy players that want to help get this club back where it belongs. The next couple of weeks will hopefully be exciting with the gaffer preparing and adding to his squad ready for our assault on the Championship this season.
All I can say is thanks for your service Snoddy and Ross your future is down to you to decide now. Leave for more cash or gain promotion with this club. Easy choice surely?
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