Fulham the club for me - McCormack

Last Updated: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:21

Fulham's new signing Ross McCormack said being made to feel wanted was the key factor in his decision to join the Londoners from Leeds.

The 27-year-old departed Leeds under a cloud earlier this week after the two clubs had agreed an undisclosed fee, believed to be B£11million, for the Scotland international.

Leeds president Massimo Cellino defended the sale of his club's leading striker by claiming he had been forced into it because McCormack had "disrespected" him.

But McCormack chose only to look forward when he told Fulham's official website: "Having spoken to the manager (Felix Magath), very quickly, I realised that this was the club for me.

"The transfer took a little longer than I initially anticipated, but I'm just happy to be here now.

"I've been with the boys for a few days, and I have to say that I'm really impressed by what I have seen.

"I just want to add to the squad and play my part in what I hope will be a successful season ahead.

"From that first discussion, I felt wanted. I could tell that they rated me as a player, and that's a big thing. It made a real difference.

"There was speculation in regards to other teams, but Fulham was where I wanted to be."

McCormack has targeted an instant return to the Barclays Premier League for Fulham.

He added: "Of course, it's disappointing that the club went down from the Premier League last season, and as a result, you could say that this is a new era now - it's a period I'm very much looking forward to being part of.

"It's an exciting challenge and promotion is very much the target."

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