Birmingham City are reportedly set to beat out Sheffield Wednesday and sign Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove today after agreeing a fee with the Scottish club.
Both Championship clubs have been linked with the 24-year-old forward this month but it seems the Blues have won the race.
According to the Scottish Sun, Birmingham have met the Dons asking price for Cosgrove.
Reports earlier today indicated that the Championship club’s offer for the striker was £2 million.
Journalist Robert Thompson has added that his move to St Andrew’s should be completed later today – though whether that will mean he is available for tomorrow’s game against Coventry City remains to be seen.
Cosgrove has an excellent goalscoring record for Aberdeen, firing in 47 goals in 103 games since joining from Carlisle United in January 2018.
Having agreed a loan deal for West Bromwich Albion midfielder Rekeem Harper earlier in the window, the 24-year-old is the Blues second signing this month and will give Aitor Karanka some much-needed additional firepower.
Birmingham have scored just 18 times in the Championship this season – the fourth-worst goalscoring record in the division.
Did each of these 18 ex-Birmingham City players ever score a goal at St Andrew’s?
If the fee is indeed £2 million, this could be a shrewd bit of business for the Blues.
Cosgrove has struggled in the SPFL this term, scoring just three times in 14 games, and there will be questions about whether he has the quality to flourish in the Championship but his overall record is excellent.
Birmingham clearly needed to reinforce their forward line and they’ve done that with a player that knows how to score goals.
Not only that, they’ve beaten bottom-half rivals Wednesday to his signing. That’s good business.