With links to former club Motherwell, it seems Ross McCormack is keen to make his way back to Scottish football, having enjoyed a successful career south of the border.
This would no doubt be a wonderful capture for the Fir Park side, even if it is just on loan. Still only 32, McCormack could still do it for one of the bigger teams in the land.
Another team he would suit is Hibs. The goal shy Easter Road outfit need something more up top, and McCormack could provide a short-term solution for Neil Lennon. With wages not set to be a problem, should Hibs make a move for the former Well star?
A solid option, regardless of circumstances
The 32-year old’s best days at the top are well behind him, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be clinical elsewhere. 14 goals last season in the Australian A-League isn’t bad going, showing he still has his shooting boots.
He’s a proven goalscorer, having been prolific for Leeds and Sheffield United, as well as stumping up over £20 million in transfer fees over his career. If the chance to sign a player of that caliber comes up for a team like Hibs, you can’t refuse the offer.
The big concern for everyone over the Scotsman is his fitness. He’s been injury prone throughout his career, and was never the most athletic striker, even in his early days at Fir Park. His inability to last 90 minutes could be a problem for Lennon.
If Villa are willing to pay a large slice of his wages, Hibs have to make a move for McCormack. Kamberi looks out of ideas, MacLaren has flopped and Oli Shaw is too inexperienced.
Hibs could blow Motherwell out of the water in financial terms if they were to compete for McCormack. Hibs need a goalscorer, McCormack wants to return home. This move seems like an ideal choice for both parties.