Birmingham City have landed Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove for an undisclosed fee as the forward leaves Pittodrie for a significant figure.

The Dons are believed to have accepted a bid in the region of £2 million for the striker who has scored 47 goals over 103 appearances since moving from Carlisle United in 2018.

Cosgrove has moved to Birmingham City on a long-term deal as his Pittodrie run ends

Cosgrove has moved to Birmingham City on a long-term deal as his Pittodrie run ends (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is wishing him well for the future: “He’s been a good servant to us, but we felt it was the right time for him to move on, on the back of the offer we received, and with eighteen months left on his contract.

“The improvement in Sam since he arrived is clear for all to see and I’ve no doubt he will go on and do well at Birmingham. We have benefited greatly from his goals and overall contribution to the team and we wish him all the best in the future.”

Signing a three-and-a-half-year deal at Birmingham City, Cosgrove said:  “It feels really good to be here. As soon as the interest was there from Birmingham it was a no-brainer from me and I’m really delighted to get it over the line.

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The big striker is moving south after a fruitful Pittodrie spell. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“I know how demanding it is but I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think I was ready to take on the challenge. Short-term, it’s helping the team. Long-term it’s echoing that – being as successful as I can and helping this fantastic club.”

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