Birmingham City will look to send former Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove on loan this season, just six months after leaving Aberdeen for around £2 million (Sun).

The English Championship club placed bids for two cinch SPFL strikers in the 2021 winter transfer window, Hibs’ Kevin Nisbet and Aberdeen’s Cosgrove. While Birmingham City failed in their bid for Nisbet, they succeeded in their pursuit of Cosgrove.

Birmingham City want to shift former Aberdeen man Sam Cosgrove.

Birmingham City want to shift former Aberdeen man Sam Cosgrove. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Having shone at Aberdeen with 47 goals in 103 appearances overall, the striker had scored three goals in 14 appearances last season before his move south. Cosgrove failed to score in 12 Birmingham City appearances following the switch believed to be in the region of £2 million. He made just two starts.

Now manager Lee Bowyer will look to send him away to build up some experience in the EFL, having had little experience at Championship or League One level, Ipswich Town keen on Cosgrove. Aberdeen said of Cosgrove’s departure in January: “Whilst the fee cannot be disclosed, it represents a significant deal for Aberdeen FC.

“It underlines our commitment to developing our young talented assets, further facilitating our continued investment in the first team and youth academy.”

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