Sam Cosgrove has been linked (TeamTalk) with Charlton over the past few days amidst speculation of a potential replacement for highly-rated forward Lyle Taylor.
The striker currently plays for Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League, and has been scoring freely since when he first got into the side.
His form has made him a wanted man, and Lee Bowyer’s side, who have had a great start to the season, are said to be interested in the forward.
Here are TWO pros and TWO cons to Charlton signing Cosgrove…
Would Sam Cosgrove be a good signing for Charlton?
Pro: Scores goals
At the end of the day, all you want from your striker is someone who is able to find the back of the net. That is their primary job at the start of a fixture.
Cosgrove has already netted 15 goals in all competitions so far this season, and has been excellent throughout his time at Aberdeen. It makes him one of the best forwards in the league, and any manager would want a player who knows how to find the back of the net.
His 17 goals last year can’t go unnoticed, and he’s beginning to be talked about more and more throughout the footballing world.
Pro: Can develop
At just 22-years-old, he has such a long career ahead of him. If Bowyer is able to develop the player correctly then he will be able to develop into a really good striker.
Being so young makes it a less risky signing as you know that if he doesn’t hit the ground running then there is scope to improve in the future. For a player that’s young he’s already scored so many goals so it makes sense for him to make a step up in his career.
This could be a reason for Charlton not to sign him, he’s never played properly and consistently in England and many can find it a big step-up.
The physical, yet fast-paced, football can sometimes make it hard for strikers, and that is a risk that the Addicks have to be willing to take if they want him.
If they haven’t sold Taylor and are planning to buy Cosgrove, then he could well be restricted in terms of his game time. Bowyer doesn’t always play two strikers, so that doesn’t guarantee the forward of a start.
At Aberdeen he’s guaranteed to start games, whilst at Charlton they have a number of strikers including the current inform Macauley Bonne.