Newcastle United want Fulham striker Ross McCormack

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Recently relegated Newcastle United are interested in signing Fulham striker Ross McCormack, according to the Chronicle.

The move for the experienced Championship striker means that the Magpies could be preparing for a life without two of their current strikers Papiss Cisse, and Emmanuel Riviere.

Cisse, who is also a Senegal international, has represented the Magpies in 111 league matches, scoring 44 goals, whereas Riviere, who represented France at U21 level, stayed on the bench for most of the time after coming to St James’ Park.


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Due to injuries, the striker only represented the club in 26 league matches over the course of two seasons, scoring just the one goal.

The Magpies have just come off a horrid season, where they ended the campaign as the joint third lowest goal scorers, only managing to score 39 goals in 38 games, in which 11 of those came in two matches against Norwich City and Tottenham Hotspur.

Following their relegation from the Premier League, Newcastle and their manager Rafa Benitez will now look to secure signings that they feel will be enough to return them to the top flight at the first time of asking.

Scotland international McCormack, who has been at Craven Cottage since 2014, is reportedly the striker that Benitez wants to bring to St James' Park this summer.

Since making his switch to Craven Cottage, the 29-year-old has made 89 appearances, scoring 38 goals.

The Glasgow-born striker has represented his national team 12 times, scoring two goals.

As of now, the Toon Army already have a number of strikers in their ranks, which include; Aleksandar Mitrovic, Cisse, Riviere and Ayoze Perez, whereas youngsters Adam Armstrong and Ivan Toney are almost certain to return to St James’ Park after completing their loan spells.

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