Hibernian striker Jason Cummings is reportedly set to sign for Championship giants Nottingham Forest, according to the Scottish Sun.

The 21-year-old has been linked with almost every Championship club over the past two seasons, but it appears Cummings will finally make his move to English football with Mark Warburton’s Nottingham Forest.

In 2014, Cummings missed a penalty in Hibernian’s promotion/relegation play-off against Hamilton Academical which saw the club drop into the second tier of Scottish football.

The Edinburgh-born striker vowed he wouldn’t leave the club until he got them promoted back to the top flight, and he did just that, with Hibs finally making their return to Scotland’s top flight.

Almost as impressive as his devotion to the Hibernian cause is his goal record, netting 55 times in 114 appearances for the Scottish side – form which has attracted scouts from across England.

Forest manager Mark Warburton expressed an interest in bringing Cummings to Rangers whilst he was in charge at Ibrox, but it’s at Forest where he will finally match up with his long-term target.

It’s reported that a ‘7 figure sum’ has been offered for the Scotland under-21 international, and the Scottish club have accepted the offer, with a medical set to occur sometime this week.

Warburton will be hoping that Cummings can forge a partnership with star striker Britt Assombalonga who is finally returning to top form following a lengthy injury that ruled him out for most of last season.

Should Forest manage to keep hold of wonderkid Ben Brereton, the front three of Brereton, Cummings and Assombalonga would be enough to trouble any Championship side next season.

 


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