Lazio and Sam Cosgrove aren’t two names you expect to hear in the same sentence, but according to reports, the Aberdeen striker is a target for the Italian giants.

A report from Italian site Cittaceleste claims that Simone Inzaghi is believed to be in the market for a big targetman. Cosgrove is reportedly on their shortlist.

Inzaghi wants Cosgrove, apparently. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Given the size of the club, the Englishman would be a relatively low cost option for them. He is under contract at Pittodrie until 2022 though, so he won’t come cheap either way.

Surely this isn’t going to happen?

Cosgrove to Lazio would become one of the weirdest transfers in Scottish football history

Well this comes right out of left field. You expect to see stars linked to teams down south from sides in Scotland, not to Italian giants like Lazio.

A mental rumour (ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

They have options like Italian international Ciro Immobile and Felipe Caicedo to choose from. To think about Cosgrove lining up for them against the likes of Juventus and Roma is crazy.

Whoever comes in for him, the Dons will demand a big fee for their striker, due to the length of time left on his contract. Getting Cosgrove signed up on a long-term deal already highlights good business for the Dons.

Aberdeen really can’t afford to lose him to anyone. The 22-year-old has already hit nine goals in his first eight games this term, a truly remarkable record. He is their go to man for goals right now.

Can’t afford to lose him. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

They looks toothless without him. That showed in the away matches against Rijeka and St Mirren, where they struggled to create any real chances.

If Cosgrove leaves for Lazio, it’ll be one of the most sensational deals in Scottish football history.

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