By Richard Parks
Rangers are likely to sign Jason Cummings on a permanent deal in the summer window, according to a reliable journalist.
Nottingham Post correspondent Paul Taylor has claimed in a Q&A with the Daily Record that the Scottish giants are expected to exercise their option to convert Cummings’ loan into a full-time transfer.
Taylor explained that he was “surprised” that Forest allowed the striker, 22, to leave in the January window and does not believe he will now return to the club next season.
Asked if Cummings’ move to Rangers will be made permanent in the summer, he told the Record: “I don’t think they would have put the buy-out clause in there if they wanted to hang on to him. I wouldn’t hold my breath and expect him to be back at the City ground in the summer.”
Rangers announced the loan capture of Cummings on 15 January on their official website on a deal that includes an option to sign him full-time at the end of the current campaign.
Football Insider verdict:
Cummings has made a good impression since joining Rangers in the winter window. He has had to play second fiddle to main man Alfredo Morelos, who has been in a rich veining of scoring amid missing some absolute sitters, but has netted five goals in 11 matches – his career total is an impressive 80 in 177 appearances – and demonstrated an alertness around the penalty box that makes him an enticing possibility once he has got his feet under the table at Ibrox. It has not worked out for Cummings at Forest, but many there rate him highly and he is a goalscorer of great promise. Assuming the option to buy is not too pricey, the Light Blues should get this deal done.
In other Rangers news, the club have been given a huge quadruple boost ahead of their next SPL match.