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Birmingham City man closing in on League One transfer move amid Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham links

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Birmingham City striker Sam Cosgrove is set to make a move to League One outfit Shrewsbury Town, according to Alan Nixon.

The 24-year-old is set to switch to Steve Cotterill’s side on a loan deal, presumably until the end of the 2021-22 season, to provide competition to the likes of Ryan Bowman and Daniel Udoh.

Cosgrove was a January signing for the Blues from Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen, with the Midlands club paying a £2 million fee for the target man’s services.

He played 12 times in the Championship last season without scoring and is seemingly not in Lee Bowyer’s plans going forward, but it’s not stopped there being intense transfer interest in his signature.

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Several League One clubs have been interested in Cosgrove this summer, including Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United and Wycombe Wanderers (via The Sun on Sunday, 8th August, page 67), but it looks like he is heading to Shropshire for the entirety of the current campaign.

And his temporary departure could lead to Bowyer pursuing Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor, with rumours over the weekend from Nixon that the Blues boss will try for a reunion with the ex-Charlton forward if Cosgrove leaves.

The Verdict

With Cosgrove turning 25 in a few months time, he’s not a striker that has a mass amount of potential and is going to get better and better and Bowyer has clearly identified that he doesn’t fit into his plans.

On the face of it, Birmingham’s decision to spend £2 million on Cosgrove in January doesn’t seem to be the wisest decision now – of course they were after Kevin Nisbet as well and he would have perhaps been the better fit.

The Blues will probably never get much of that money back on the striker unless he bangs in the goals in League One, and if that happens there could be a bidding war next summer but it’s clear that he has no real future at Birmingham City.


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