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Newcastle could move Aberdeen forward Sam Cosgrove in the next transfer window, according to reports.
the Scottish Sun. They say Mapgies scouts are keeping a close eye on the 24-year-old Englishman.
And a January offer could be in the cards.
Aberdeen had previously agreed to sell Cosgrove next to French Guingamp in the summer.
A £ 2 million fee appeared to have been ordered, but the player declined the move.
However, a switch to the Premier League is sure to pique their interest.
And for Newcastle, a price tag in the same region of £ 2 million would be a cheap way to give boss Steve Bruce an additional attacking option up front.
It remains to be seen if they could steer him away from the Dons for that price.
Cosgrove has a scoring pedigree
Newcastle have managed just 12 goals in their 10 Premier League games this season.
That put them 14th before Sunday’s games. Newcastle’s game this weekend against Aston Villa was canceled due to a Covid-19 outbreak at Magpies camp.
So could Cosgrove do a job?
It is a step forward, but he has attracted attention with his goal kick north of the border.
The forward has scored 45 goals in 94 games for Aberdeen.
Last season, he was 23 in 37 appearances, although this season he has only managed one in seven after not playing his first game until late October.
He is seen as a big and combative forward, so he could defend himself in a more physical league.
Cosgrove moved to the Dons from Carlisle in January 2018. He had previously been on the Everton books as a youngster before beginning his senior career at Wigan.
In the last winter transfer window, the forward was linked to Leeds, Stoke and Middlesbrough.
There were even reports that suggested Italian Serie A Lazio were showing interest.