West Ham set to return with improved bid for Leeds’ Ross McCormack today
West Ham will make a second bid for Leeds captain Ross McCormack today, according to media reports.
The Daily Mail claims that the Hammers will offer £5m to secure the Scotland international’s service. Leeds turned down a £3.1m offer last Friday.
The revised offer will comprise a £4m fee plus £1m of add-ons dependent on McCormack’s appearances for the east London club.
Last week, Leeds chairman Salah Nouruddin wrote on Twitter: “I’d like to reassure all #lufc fans that we’re working hard for the club and can confirm we’ve rejected an offer from West Ham for Ross.”
But it is rumoured that McCormack, aged 27, will be allowed to leave if, as expected, West Ham return with the improved bid later today.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is keen to add some extra attacking threat to his goal-shy side. Former Cardiff star McCormack has 18 goals already this season.