Report claims Leeds boss Steve Evans attended Hibs' play-off semi final, could a bid for Jason Cummings be imminent?

The Championship side's head coach returned to Scotland to do some scouting.

After the Yorkshire Evening Post reported that Steve Evans was in attendance for Hibernian's play-off semi-final with Falkirk on Tuesday, it is difficult not to think that he may be considering a summer move for Jason Cummings if he remains Leeds United boss.

The Daily Mail reported in December that the Whites were one of several Championship clubs that were keeping an eye on the 20-year-old who has enjoyed a sensational season at Easter Road, and Evans' trip to watch their most recent game hints that he is still on Leeds' radar.

With Mirco Antenucci looking set to leave this summer (via Yorkshire Evening Post), United are arguably in desperate need of adding depth up front. While they have several promising forwards in the academy, the Italian's departure would leave just Chris Wood, Souleymane Doukara and Lee Erwin. And with neither of the latter two showing much in front of goal this term, it is likely that Evans will feel that adding another goalscorer should be one of his main priorities.

And Cummings is certainly that. His 18 goals in the Scottish Championship makes him the second highest scorer in the division this season, and with Alan Stubbs' side's promotion hopes still up in the air, he may decide that if they are unsuccessful he needs to move on to further his career.

Though the youngster has made a couple of glaring mistakes this season, he has proved that he has the confidence in his own ability to put the blunders behind him. 

After missing an open goal during the league game against Raith in March, he would score in the club's next fixture. While after putting a panenka penalty over the bar during normal time in the Scottish Cup semi-final, he would later step up and score in the shootout to help Hibs reach the final.

While Leeds fans may prefer their club to go after strikers that do not make such mistakes, the character he showed to bounce back on both occasions suggests that he has the temperament to deal with the demands of the Championship.

However, if Evans was at the game to watch Cummings, then a potential move may well depend on whether the Leeds boss remains in the job beyond this summer. 

The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that his future is yet to be decided by the club's hierarchy. But if they do decide to keep him on, and the Whites manage to land the Hibs star, then he will undoubtedly have a very bright talent at his disposal to help prove that the club made the right decision to keep him. 

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