Joka is all too aware money eventually speaks, no matter who the player, but believes building a side around the man with 23 goals in a poor campaign has to be the way in the future.
Brighton are reportedly keen to take the Scotland international off Fulham’s hands for a club record £15 million, but the head coach says his plans with Mac in next season’s attack are already in place.
Jokanovic said: “We had a similar situation in January (on McCormack’s sale), but Ross gave us every reason not to put him in the market.
“But professional football is a strange business, although I don’t know anything about rumours.
“I believe he will be the player that will help us to aim at a different target than we have had over the last three years.”
McCormack was named the second best player in the Championship this season today. Read the full story here.