According to a report, Stoke City have been told what Aberdeen want for prolific striker Sam Cosgrove (Scottish Sun).

It has been reported that Michael O’Neill wants to bring the Dons forward to the Potters. That’ll come at a cost of £4 million though according to the latest report.

Stoke will need to pay millions for Cosgrove reportedly. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

O’Neill is a big fan of the 22-year-old who has hit a new level of performance this term. The Stoke boss even checked if he was eligible to play for him on the international scene with Northern Ireland, showing how highly the Potters boss rates him.

Stoke need someone like Cosgrove but Aberdeen won’t let him go cheaply

This season has been nothing short of sensational for Cosgrove. He’s scored a remarkable 18 goals in 22 matches and looks likely to smash 30 goals this term.

It follows on from a slow start to life at Pittodrie, but now he has hit 38 in his last 50 Dons games. Stoke could be doing with someone like him in the Championship.

O’Neill needs a Cosgrove (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

They’ve scored 20 goals in 19 Championship games, the joint-fourth worst in the 24-team division. Their forward line hasn’t exactly been firing either, with just eight goals between the likes of Scott Hogan, Lee Gregory and others.

Cosgrove is a vital part of this Aberdeen team and Derek McInnes will dread life without him, which is why Stoke will need to fork out top dollar if they want the striker.

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