The Scotland international has just completed a £12 million transfer from Fulham to Aston Villa, having scored more than 100 goals in the English Championship since 2008.
The move has propelled Villa to the bookies’ favourites to go straight back up to the Premier League, and Ian Holloway reckons McCormack is a snip at £12 million.
Speaking as a pundit ahead of tonight’s clash between Newcastle and Fulham, Holloway raved about the deal – before seriously mentioning McCormack in the same breath as two of football’s all-time greats:
Ian Holloway "Ross McCormack could play with Messi & Ronaldo, he's that good." pic.twitter.com/3EqvgI4Qqy
— William Hill Betting (@WillHillBet) August 5, 2016
Ian Holloway: Ross McCormack’s brain works like the best players in the world. He could play with Messi & Ronaldo. pic.twitter.com/eF7sFugtxX
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) August 5, 2016
Watched Ian Holloway for 10 minutes, so far he's claimed Leeds to finish top 6 & McCormack could play with Messi ? comedy value ?
— C/L (@calum_Lewis_7) August 5, 2016
Everything decent Ian Holloway has ever said should be thrown out the window after saying mc cormack could play with messi and Ronaldo ???
— Ryan Blake (@ryblakey) August 5, 2016
Ian Holloway just compared Ross McCormack to Messi & Ronaldo and said he on their level… pic.twitter.com/5FpzdRfzCc
— Spamfish (@Spamfish) August 5, 2016
Ian Holloway comparing Ross McCormack to Messi… ??
FOOTBALL IS BACK!
— Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) August 5, 2016
Did Ian Holloway just compare Ross McCormack to Messi? ?
— The Away Fans (@theawayfans) August 5, 2016
.@SkyUK £90 a month I pay and Ian Holloway has just said Ross McCormack is world class and could play with Messi.. ?
— Wilson (@wilsonbwfc) August 5, 2016
@SkySports do you pay Ian Holloway for his views?people pay 100s a month and they have to listen to him say mccormack could play with Messi
— Yason (@yasonstweets) August 5, 2016
Now, we all love having a bit of Ian Holloway in our lives, but surely this is a step too far, no?
Unless – have we got this wrong? What do you think? Maybe Ross McCormack is one of football’s true underappreciated talents. Or maybe not.
Let us know in the comments section below…
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