When asked about the speculation surrounding his future, the striker said: “It’s a massive compliment for me, so if anything it makes me more confident and makes me play better. I’ve got to do that [keep my feet on the ground], but I’ve got a lot of good people around me who help me do that.”
The Sun reported yesterday that Cummings is on Leeds’ radar ahead of the transfer window opening in January, with head coach Steve Evans keen to add some more firepower to his squad.
Cummings has been a central part of the Hibs side who have been performing so well in the Scottish Championship this season. They currently sit second only to Rangers, and they are the only team to have inflicted a league victory upon the Gers this term.
Cummings has been vital to this form, scoring 10 goals in 15 league fixtures, and 14 in 20 in all competitions.
Still just 20, Cummings has been called into the Under-21 Scotland squad, and there are calls for him to make his debut at senior level if he continues to score at the rate he has been.
Cummings has admitted that the transfer speculation is a compliment for him, and a reason to keep improving and showing his worth knowing that teams are watching his development closely.
The striker has 18 months left on his contract at Hibs, and if Leeds make a serious offer for him in January, Alan Stubbs’ men may have to cope for the rest of the season without their star forward.