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Report: Leeds United monitor Scotland U21 international striker Jason Cummings

Leeds United have been linked with Hibs striker Jason Cummings.

According to a report in The Sun, Leeds United are monitoring talented Hibs striker Jason Cummings ahead of the January transfer window.

The Scotland U21 international has earned rave reviews in the Scottish First Division this season, scoring 14 goals in 20 appearances in all competitions for promotion-chasing Hibs.

Leeds splashed out on Chris Wood during the summer while Mirco Antenucci is another capable striker at Championship level, yet goals have been somewhat hard to come by for the Elland Road outfit.

New boss Steve Evans seems keen to strengthen his squad in January and reports in The Sun suggest a move for Cummings could be on the cards.

“Leeds’ new boss Steve Evans is trailing Hibs’ prolific Scotland Under-21 striker Jason Cummings with a view to a possible January swoop,” the report reads.

Cummings, 20, is predominantly a striker though he is also capable of playing a wide forward role.

His goal record since the beginning of last season has been top notch, and considering his age, there is plenty of potential for Cummings to make quite a name for himself south of the border.

A potential switch to Leeds would represent a different strategy in the transfer market by the Yorkshire outfit, and one which could prove wiser in the long-term.

A number of players have successfully made the transition from Scottish football to the rigours of the Championship – former Leeds star Ross McCormack being an obvious example.

Cummings has 18 months left on his contract and Scottish Championship side Hibs could find it tough to hang on to him if Leeds make their move.

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