Celtic tipped to face competition from Rangers and English sides for Scottish Premiership striker

It’s nothing new that any slightly promising player in Scotland will be linked with both Celtic and the Rangers, and it appears it’s Sam Cosgrove’s turn.

The big striker has improved by an impressive amount in recent years, as he went from no goals in fourteen appearances for North Ferriby United to over 20 in a season for Aberdeen, so many might feel he’s ready to step up.

In truth it’s hard to see him being anything other than a plan B for Neil Lennon, but Football Insider have claimed that Celtic are monitoring him to make a move.

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The source here appears to be former Aberdeen striker Noel Whelan, who has suggested that English Championship sides will also be monitoring the big striker, but he also thinks the two Glasgow sides will be interested.

He can play up front on his own but Aberdeen are largely built around him, so it’s important for Cosgrove to find a team that will give him plenty of chances in the team.

The report does suggest that the futures of Odsonne Edouard and Alfredo Morelos look in doubt, but it’s hard to see either team turning to the Aberdeen man as a direct replacement.

He could be useful as an occasional target man, and relations between Aberdeen and the Ibrox side aren’t wonderful, so Celtic could have an advantage if they want to sign him.

Realistically he doesn’t fit into Neil Lennon’s style of play and he would struggle to play often enough, so a move to England might be much more suitable.

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