Birmingham City’s Sam Cosgrove has refused to relaunch his career in Scotland.
It’s according to the title of sister Daily recording who say the Blues had agreed a loan deal with Dundee which would see the striker return to the Scottish Premiership.
However, the report says Cosgrove wants to stay in England and ‘make a name for himself’ – despite playing a secondary role at his current loan club Shrewsbury Town.
Cosgrove moved from Aberdeen to the Blues in the January transfer window last year, in a deal that could be worth £2million.
He did so after two excellent seasons at Pittodrie which saw him score 47 goals in three years.
However, he didn’t start a game under the head coach who signed him – Aitor Karanka – and only received two starts from Lee Bowyer once Championship safety was secured. He was substituted at half-time in the second of those.
Cosgrove moved to League One Salop in August but after scoring several times in his first month he hasn’t started a league game since October 16 and managed just four minutes of football last month .
The Daily Record say the former Aberdeen star is close to returning from his loan spell but has other options in England that he wants to pursue.
He is highly unlikely to be reinstated in Lee Bowyer’s squad and when the Blues head coach was last asked about him towards the end of November, he expressed sympathy for the player. 25 years.
“I feel for him because obviously he just wants to go play football, all the kids want to go play football.
“He thought that by going to Shrewsbury he would play but it didn’t work out for one reason or another. We will have to look into this situation.
“I messaged him when I saw him score saying ‘well done and keep trying to do the right things’ and obviously he said thank you but since then it hasn’t worked for him.”
The Blues have Troy Deeney, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Chuks Aneke and Scott Hogan as senior options up front.