According to a report, Sam Cosgrove is being tracked by Stoke City with a view to a January bid (Scottish Sun).

The Potters have reportedly been watching the 22-year-old this season and new boss Michael O’Neill is also a big fan of the Aberdeen forward.

Northern Ireland and Stoke boss O’Neill likes Cosgrove. (Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images)

It is also said that O’Neill, who is currently managing Northern Ireland as well, also checked to see if Cosgrove was eligible to play his international football in Belfast.

Cosgrove was always going to attract interest

With such good form comes speculation and this is likely going to be the start of reported suitors cropping up. Such good form was never going to go unnoticed.

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He’s netted 16 goals in 20 games, an outstanding tally. He looks destined to bag at least 20 before Christmas and 30 before the end of the season is almost a guarantee at this rate.

Consistently firing. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

McInnes has said previously that Cosgrove wouldn’t be leaving Pittodrie despite interest from other clubs. He’s also contracted to the Dons until 2022, putting Aberdeen in a strong position should a bid come in.

Cosgrove’s been in great form over the past year and his current club really can’t afford to lose him.

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