An update has emerged regarding Charlton Athletic’s reported interest in Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove, via Richard Cawley of London News Online.
TeamTalk reported earlier in the year that Lee Bowyer’s side were amongst the clubs chasing the signature of the 22-year-old marksman, saying that he could have been available for less than £2million in January, but Cawley has now dismissed the rumours.
Taking to Twitter, the reporter wrote: “Charlton were linked with Sam Cosgrove a while back. But asked the question earlier this week and the Aberdeen striker is not a transfer target.”
So far this season, Cosgrove has found the back of the net seven times in 12 matches for the SPL side so far this season with the report indicating that Derby County, Brentford and Middlesbrough were also monitoring the front man.
With 16 matches played, the Addicks sit in 11th place, something that the majority of fans will be more than happy with having been made favourites for the drop at the start of the campaign.
This weekend sees them welcome Cardiff City to The Valley and will be wary of the resurgent Bluebirds with Neil Harris having taken over at the helm earlier in the week.
I don’t think this is any great loss to the Addicks.
In Lyle Taylor and Macauley Bonne they have two players who are clearly more than capable of finding the back of the net in the Championship and should pose enough of a threat.
Whilst a more competent back up would not go a miss, Cosgrove does not represent a sensible option. Bowyer and co would need to bring someone in with a bit more experience in the Championship or at least League One.