Aberdeen boss revealed the Blues interest in Sam Cosgrove

Fri 29 January 2021 | 18:26

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes confirms Birmingham interest in the striker.

Derek McInnes revealed that Birmingham is looking to sign Sam Cosgrove and that initial agreements appear to have been reached. The 24-year-old striker joined Aberdeen in 2018 and has scored 47 goals in 103 appearances.

Reports confirmed Birmingham have put in a £2million bid for the Cosgrove, and ahead of the trip to Livingston on Saturday the Aberdeen boss said: “

Discussions are ongoing


“There could be an opportunity for Sam to move, whether that is done today or over the weekend, discussions are ongoing.

“I am always reluctant to say too much until everything is concluded. It is still a good bit away from being concluded but there is discussions between both clubs.

“It is not my gut feeling, it is what the board’s gut feeling is. If the money is right it will happen.

“The indications are there could be a deal to be done but, like I said, discussions moved on quite quickly last night and we will see where we pick up on that today.

“He is training this morning and will prepare for the game unless something changes.

“The likelihood is that it probably will happen, but until that happens I won’t say too much more on Sam.”

McInnes worries that he will only have a few days to find a replacement if the deal goes through.

He said: “

It is part of the process here. We know there is a fine balancing act, certainly in the current climate. Significant offers for your players have to be looked at


“We lost Scott McKenna for a club record fee (reported £3million to Nottingham Forest) at the start of the season and we know how key a player he was for us and the country.

“And likewise, if the money is right on this deal or for any of our players, it is something that we have to look at.

“If Sam was to go, for us to pay 30 grand to Carlisle for him, and if there is a potential to bring in million of pounds for him, that’s got to be seen as a good deal.

“The problem it does leave is that with only two or three days of the window to go, that is the stress we are under to try and bring in someone to help the club achieve their objectives this season.”



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