Rangers need to be in the market for a new striker this summer as Alfredo Morelos continues to be linked with an exit, and a rival team’s forward has decided to reject a bargain move to France – opening the door for other clubs.
Cosgrove, 23, enjoyed an excellent season with Aberdeen – scoring 23 goals in 37 league and cup appearances for Derek McInnes’ side as the Dons finished in fourth. Little surprise, then, that Cosgrove has been linked with an exit.
BBC Sport claim that Aberdeen have accepted an offer of just £2million for the target man from Guingamp, but the striker himself has rejected a move to the Ligue 1 side. He will remain at Pittodrie, for the time being.
Rangers, meawhile, need a striker. Morelos is being linked with a move after netting 29 times last season, while Jermain Defoe is 37. They need to bring in cover, after Florian Kamberi returned to Hibernian following his loan.
Livingston powerhouse Lyndon Dykes has been strongly linked after netting against Celtic last season, but it remains to be seen if Livi will sell the Aussie ace – who scored 12 and created 10 last season.
It is clear that Rangers need a striker, then, and they may have to look elsewhere than Dykes. Cosgrove would be the ideal addition given his form last season – and that he is a similar type of forward to that of Dykes.
At just £2million, Rangers have got to consider signing Cosgrove with the knowledge that that bargain fee will be enough for Aberdeen to accept a sale of their star striker.