Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack in talks to join Usain Bolt at Central Coast Mariners

By Matt Maher | Aston Villa | Published: | Last Updated:

Forgotten man Ross McCormack is being offered a route out of Villa - and may soon have sprint king Usain Bolt as a team-mate.

Ross McCormack

Australian club Central Coast Mariners are in talks over a deal which would see the 32-year-old outcast join them on loan ahead of the new A-League season.

The Mariners made headlines this year when they acquired nine-time Olympic champion Bolt on an indefinite trial period.

McCormack could soon be joining him Down Under if a deal can be agreed with Villa.

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The former Scotland international has long been deemed surplus to requirements following a high-profile bust-up with boss Steve Bruce and currently trains alone at Bodymoor Heath.

McCormack, who earns in the region of £45,000-a-week, joined Villa in a £12million move from Fulham in August 2006.

But he has not made a first-team appearance since coming off the bench in a third round Carabao Cup defeat to Middlesbrough last September.

He spent a portion of last season on loan in the A-League with Melbourne City, scoring 14 goals in 16 games.

Matt Maher

By Matt Maher
Football MMPJ - @mjmarr_star

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