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‘Really impressive return’, ‘consistency’: Pundit raves about Leeds-linked £4m goal machine

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‘Really impressive return’, ‘consistency’: Pundit raves about Leeds-linked £4m goal machine

A player who was linked with Leeds United earlier this season has been deemed his side’s best player of the 2019-20 campaign by a Scottish Sun pundit.

Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove was reportedly on the Whites’ radar ahead of the last transfer window, the Scottish Sun claiming the Elland Road side watched him in action against Celtic in December.

The Beverley-born marksman has been impressive for the Dons this term, having netted 23 goals in 37 appearances in all competitions prior to the Scottish football campaign being suspended.

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Leeds weren’t the only club linked with Cosgrove, however – Championship rivals Derby County and Middlesbrough were also said to be keen on his services.

Given his impressive exploits this season, the 6ft 3in forward was deemed Aberdeen’s best player so far this term by Rangers cult hero Alex Rae.

“He’s got 23 goals in 37 games which is a really impressive return,” he wrote in the Scottish Sun. “I think over the course of the season, consistency wise, he nicks that.”

 

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There’s no doubting Cosgrove has been a cut above this season and, given his heroics in domestic and European football – six goals in six Europa League qualifiers – could certainly do a job for Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds.

The Whites’ struggles up front have been well documented this season, their lack of cutting edge ensuring their promotion rivals have remained hot on their heels.

Reported to be valued at £4million – though Aberdeen could reassess his price tag due to his exploits throughout the season – it wouldn’t set the Elland Road side too much to bring the 23-year-old back to Yorkshire.

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