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Nottingham Forest closing in on £1m deal for clinical striker



According to the Daily Record, Nottingham Forest are set to secure the signing of Jason Cummings, after Mark Warburton’s side lodged a bid of over £1m to sign the forward from Hibernian.

Warburton was appointed at the City Ground in March, and having led Forest to safety in the Sky Bet Championship on the final day of last season, he has now set about shaping his squad ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

Cummings has emerged as a target for Forest, and Warburton looks to have won the race to sign the 21-year old, with a bid in the region of £1m, which could rise in add-ons.

During the 2016/17 season, Cummings played a vital role in helping Hibernian secure promotion back to the Scottish Premiership, making 39 appearances across all competitions for Neil Lennon’s side.

The forward scored 23 goals from his 39 appearances last season, taking his goal tally for Hibs to 69 from three-and-a-half seasons in the first-team.

Cummings’ best goal scoring season came during the 2015/16 campaign, where he scored 25 goals across all competitions, as Hibs lost out in the Division One play-offs to Falkirk.

The 21-year old’s impressive spell in Scottish football appears to be coming to an end, and despite a deal between Forest and Hibs yet to be concluded, it is believed the two clubs are in the final stages of negotiating.

Forest fans… Will Cummings have a positive impact in the Championship next season? Let us know your thoughts!

Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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