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In-demand forward makes transfer admission after previous interest from Middlesbrough, QPR and Stoke City

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It’s fair to say that Aberdeen forward Sam Cosgrove was a player that in-demand earlier this year, with a number of EFL clubs reportedly keen on striking a deal to land his signature. 

The striker had been in impressive form for the Scottish side in recent seasons, with Cosgrove netting 23 goals in 37 appearances for the Dons last term.

That strong run of form had seen the likes of Rangers, Middlesbrough, QPR and Stoke City register their interest in signing him, before a serious knee injury cut-short his season.

Speaking in a recent interview with the Daily Record, Cosgrove opened up on his spell in the treatment room, and was hopeful that he can attract interest from elsewhere, but only if he can recapture his best form in front of goal once again.

“I was unlucky with the timing of my injury. All I can do now is try to replicate the form I had here last season.

“If I keep scoring and the team are performing then I don’t see why the interest can’t be generated and why it can’t happen.”

Cosgrove was the subject of a £2.5million bid from French side Guingamp, with the offer being accepted by Aberdeen during the summer, although a move failed to materialise as the forward turned down the chance to head to Ligue 2.

The 23-year-old spoke out on his failed move to Guingamp, and felt as though it would have been a rushed decision, and wasn’t the right move for him at the time.

“The France thing came up really quickly and out of nowhere.

“Due to the restrictions on their transfer window it was due to close in a matter of days. It was a decision I felt was rushed, a big decision.

“When a club comes in with a multi-million pound offer, which it was in the end, it is something you naturally want to look at. However, at the end of the day it wasn’t the right move for me both with football and looking forward in my life.”

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The Verdict: 

I’m expecting him to attract further interest from EFL clubs in the January transfer window.

Cosgrove has already shown in the past that he knows exactly where the back of the net is, after catching the eye with a number of impressive performances for Aberdeen.

If he hadn’t of picked up a serious knee injury earlier this year, then I would have expected to see him make the move to a club like QPR in the summer transfer window.

He’ll be eager to recapture his best run of form once again in the near future, as he could well earn a move to the Championship if he can do that.


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