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Derby County informed of 18-goal striker’s asking price



Derby County could make a January move for Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove after the Scottish club gave him a price-tag.

Phillip Cocu’s side have been in inconsistent form, scoring just 20 goals in 19 games this term and that form has led to a bottom half standing of 14th in the Championship table.

Goalscoring has been a problem with Martyn Waghorn the only frontman in the squad having looked likely to score on a regular basis.

With the January transfer window fast approaching, Cocu will now be looking to bring in a new striker option, having already seen the arrival of Wayne Rooney from DC United, who can make his first appearance come January 1st.

Sam Cosgrove of Aberdeen has previously emerged as a target having scored an impressive 18 goals in all competitions this term for the Scottish side.

Such form has gained interest from a number of English sides and according to The Scottish Sun, Aberdeen have now moved to put a price tag on Cosgrove ahead of interest and that has now been followed up by the latest comments.

Reports of a price-tag being handed to Cosgrove has also been followed by comments from Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes.

McInnes is reported to have told The Daily Record: “It’s no surprise if clubs like him. If the right offer comes in for any of our players, they will be sold.”

A race could now be on the Championship for Cosgrove, who has netted an impressive 39 goals in 72 appearances in the Scottish Premier League.

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The Verdict

Cosgrove seems to be a good asset for any Championship club, but can he repeat the same form in England that he has had in Scotland.

Aberdeen will be extremely pleased with selling Cosgrove for £4m if they can, recouping the lowly £25k they spent on the striker in 2017.

Derby do need a striker as the consistency of Waghorn, Mason Bennett, Chris Martin and Jack Marriott has not been consistent enough.

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