After an influx of transfer activity last week, having ears to the ground has only brought up one likely deal; in the form of Brighton & Hove Albion player Craig Mackail-Smith.
The Scottish International is reportedly close to joining Leeds United, after it was revealed Gus Poyet and Neil Warnock were locked in talks over a move for the former Posh star.
Neil Warnock had fundamentally said earlier in the week, that Ross McCormack would only leave the club if a replacement was in the making. Perhaps Neil Warnock’s wishes will come true as the possible arrival of Craig Mackail-Smith, will signal the end of the Elland Road for Ross McCormack.
Last season’s sharp shooter with Leeds United, Ross McCormack is a player that will score you goals, provided the service and the style of play is to his liking. Under Neil Warnock, a more direct approach certainly doesn’t bode well for the wee Scotsman, with many available suitors after his finishing boots.
So, where to begin with Craig Mackail-Smith. A bobby dazzler in League One, his lethal partnership with Aaron Mclean made the Scottish workhorse a hot property in the lower tiers of English Football.
After almost joining Leicester City, Craig Mackail-Smith opted for Gus Poyet’s Brighton & Hove Albion, and failed to impress with a return of 10 goals for the season. Bewildered by the choice of Mackail-Smith as the man to fire Leeds United back in to the big time, I am hoping Neil Warnock keeps hold of Ross McCormack, as the former Cardiff man’s 19 goals out shine the 10 from our potentially new striker.
If Leeds United pay anywhere near the £2.5 million Brighton & Hove Albion paid for Craig Mackail-Smith then alert the authorities, because it will be day light robbery for a striker who only scores goals at League One and below.