Middlesbrough transfer round-up: Middlesbrough, Derby County, Stoke City and other all vying for signature of Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove

Middlesbrough face stiff competition for the signing of Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove, according to reports.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 11:28 am

Cosgrove has scored 16 times for The Dons this season with seven of those strikes coming in the Scottish Premiership.

The 22-year-old’s form has attracted the interest of several Championship clubs with the likes of Derby County, Stoke City, Charlton Athletic and Brentford all thought to be interested in the former Everton youth prospect.

After being released from the Toffees as a teenager, Cosgrove joined Wigan Athletic but made just one League Cup appearance in between several unsuccessful loan spells in the National League and National League North.

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Sam Cosgrove of Aberdeen in action during the Pre-Season Friendly between St Johnstone and Aberdeen at McDiarmid Park on July 8, 2018 in Perth, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Sam Cosgrove of Aberdeen in action during the Pre-Season Friendly between St Johnstone and Aberdeen at McDiarmid Park on July 8, 2018 in Perth, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The striker then joined Carlisle United where he scored once in 12 appearances. That is his only goal in English senior football to date as he moved north of the border to join Aberdeen in 2018 where he has established himself as a respected goalscorer in Scotland with 37 goals in 70 games.