ABERDEEN frontman Sam Cosgrove has emerged as a shock target for New York Red Bulls.

The Major League Soccer outfit are keen on the 20-goal raider with head coach Chris Armas searching to add a prolific forward to his squad in time for the new season, according to a report in the Daily Record.

The American side have also looked at Scotland and Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland, but Cosgrove is their preferred option.

Pittodrie gaffer Derek McInnes has already said that he hoped Cosgrove, who cost a bargain £25,000 from Carlisle, wouldn’t be sold this month, but the final decision will rest with new chairman, American-based Dave Cormack .

Championship side Stoke City are also keen on the skyscraper striker, but their boss Michael O’Neill needs to offload players before he can buy.

Middlesbrough assistant manager Robbie Keane has already travelled north to watch Cosgrove and although they remain interested nothing will happen in this window.

Millwall and Brentford, are also monitoring the player’s situation.



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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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