After Sunderland’s embarrassing double relegation, new manager Jack Ross will be determined to put previous seasons behind the Mackems and return to the second tier straight away.
One way that he can do this is by adding more firepower to his attack.
At the moment their only attackers come in the form of youth graduates Joel Asoro and Josh Maja and whilst they may be promising talents, the Black Cats need a more immediate impact.
One person they could look to bring in in Nottingham Forest’s Jason Cummings.
With Aitor Karanka’s summer reshuffle in full flow, the Scot is someone who could find themselves out of favour and down the pecking order by May.
Lewis Grabban and Hillal Soudani have already been brought in meaning Cummings is already third at best.
Having been loaned out in January it is unlikely that the 22-year-old is in Karanka’s plans so is, therefore, somebody who Ross could realistically bring to the Stadium of Light.
But should he?
With a growing Scottish contingent down at The Stadium of Light, Cummings’ career could benefit from a loan spell at Sunderland.
He could rediscover his goal scoring touch in England and convince Nottingham Forest that he is worth persevering with.
In the right environment, Cummings could definitely score lots of goals in our third tier.
Yes, he’d be an excellent signing.
It hasn’t worked out for the former Hibs man at Forest but he was a real class act in Scotland. Jack Ross will know that more than anyone and should back himself to get the best out the striker, who has a lot of time to improve.
He might not have had the best time at Nottingham Forest so far but he is a good player with potential to get better.
He’d fit in with the many players with a Scottish background at the club and would prove a strong asset if Ross could get him performing.
He’d be a great addition at the Stadium of Light.
Obviously it hasn’t happened for the forward at Forest, however, there’s certainly a player in there somewhere, who has the potential to thrive in English football.
A step down into League One could work wonders.
Absolutely, Cummings had bags of potential and could tear up League One.
I’m baffled as to how his promise has ground to such an abrupt halt but at 22 he has lots of time yet. Look at Marc McNulty, he’s gone from Sheffield United release to £1m man in one season. Cummings could do the same.
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