Aston Villa have completed the signing of Fulham striker Ross McCormack after beating Norwich City to his signature.
The Canaries had been favourites to land the Scotsman but stalled over meeting the Whites’ £12million asking price for McCormack.
Villa this morning confirmed they have paid that amount to get their man, representing the second highest ever fee shelled out by the Midlands club.
Manager Roberto Di Matteo said: “I'm delighted to bring Ross on board. He's a player with proven track record and plenty of experience in the division.
"He is a player whose goalscoring record has been excellent everywhere he has been and we feel he can be an important addition."
McCormack departs Craven Cottage having scored 42 times in 100 games for Fulham during his two year stay in west London.
Fulham will make a small profit on the 29-year-old following this sale to their Championship rivals having paid £11million to sign him from Leeds in 2014.
Slavisa Jokanovic’s side have already lost Moussa Dembele and will need to find a fresh source of goals as they begin their new campaign at home to Newcastle on Friday.