The Scotland international is now 32 and spent last season on-loan from Villa Park at Australian side Melbourne City, having fallen out with Villa boss Steve Bruce.
However, spells with Fulham, Nottingham Forest, Leeds United and Cardiff City have proved McCormack to be a regular and reliable goal-scorer in the English Championship, and he could still have a big part to play in British football this season.
McCormack still has two seasons to run on his Aston Villa contract, so another loan deal would seem the most likely outcome for all parties, and The Express are reporting that Steven Gerrard is interested in bringing him back to the club he started out with.
McCormack came through the youth ranks at Ibrox, and made 11 league appearances before moving on – but not everybody is convinced bringing him back to Glasgow would be the best idea:
Whats your thoughts on signing Ross McCormack troops?
Personally id rather shite a hedgehog
— Adam Glover (@AdamGlover1872) August 20, 2018
With Murphy out for how long I’d love to see Ross McCormack come in on loan. Great goal scorer who didn’t quite live up to his fees down south but I’m convinced he’d do a job for @RangersFC
— dyingofthelight (@metallimuse) August 20, 2018
Ross McCormack pic.twitter.com/2kNJxclCKB
— Marc (@MarcEddie) August 20, 2018
Ross McCormack? Eh, naw mate.
— Ninja (@NinjaMan54) August 20, 2018
I’d take Ross McCormack on loan,14 goals in the Australian league isn’t bad, would score a lot up here
— Euan (@_EG72_) August 20, 2018
@4ladshadadream Ross McCormack?? Please confirm it’s nonsense 🤞🏻🤞🏻
— craig mackechnie (@CMackechnie) August 20, 2018
Ross McCormack back to Rangers? pic.twitter.com/tCpZeP7ieP
— Thomas (@Hyndman18_) August 20, 2018
Bringing Ross McCormack back to Ibrox as back up to El Bufalo is a no brainer imo. Probably costing us in the region of 8-10k a WK on a season long loan deal would be a decent bit of business for a striker with bags of experience at the top level?💙🇬🇧👍🏻
— Blue Sea Broxstars 💙 🇬🇧 (@EssonGW) August 20, 2018
Rangers have been linked with a striker this month – most notably Kyle Lafferty – but would a player like McCormack fit the bill?
What do you think?