Rangers have been joined by a number of English Championship and League One clubs in the hunt to sign Nottingham Forest striker Jason Cummings, according to a report.
Sky Sports have detailed a major update on Cummings’ situation at the City Ground on their live transfer blog on Thursday [11:26am] which says that the former Hibernian striker is happy to remain in the East Midlands despite a lack of game-time.
Former Rangers manager Mark Warburton signed the 22-year-old from Hibs for £1million in the summer after he helped Neil Lennon’s side win the Scottish Championship title.
Cummings tore up the Scottish second-tier in 2016/17, with a stunning 23 goals in 40 appearances across all competitions, however this term with English Championship club Forest, the one-time Scotland international has just four goals in 17 total outings.
Now that Warburton has been replaced by Aitor Karanka at Nottingham Forest, Cummings’ future still remains in the balance.
It is understood that he may be moved on if Karanka cannot find room for him in his squad and the most likely solution is said to be a loan deal until the end of the summer.
Football Insider verdict
Rangers need to get in an out-and-out striker this month who can really fire the Glasgow club up to second in the table and Cummings would be the ideal solution. Alfredo Morelos is the only striker who seems capable of scoring this season. Josh Windass and new signing Jamie Murphy are not traditional centre-forwards and Eduardo Herrera has been completely useless at Ibrox. Kenny Miller is also set to have a long time out injured so a loan move for Cummings would make perfect sense. Karanka has some good attacking options to make use of at Forest, so sending out the Scot on a temporary deal and assessing his future in the summer would be the ideal move.