Terry Butcher raves about reported Rangers target

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Terry Butcher speaks about reported Rangers target Jason Cummings.

Terry Butcher has told Herald Scotland that reported Rangers target Jason Cummings is a mix between a clown and a genius.

The 20-year-old striker has been linked with a move to recently-promoted Rangers, having netted 18 Scottish Premiership goals for Hibernian last term - three of which were against the Ibrox side.

The Scottish Sun reported that Hibs would want a minimum of £1 million for their young marksman as a deal appears to be edging closer to completion.

Butcher had a brief six-month spell in charge of the club, before being sacked in 2014, but the 57-year-old saw enough of Cummings during his stint in Leith to know Rangers could be getting their hands on a potential genius.

“That’s one thing I do miss, being at Hibs with him,” said Butcher to Herald Scotland about the reported Rangers target.

“You just don’t know what he is going to do or say. You just laugh at him, because he is a real character. He’s bubbly, he’s a clown but he can be a genius.

“Jason believes a lot of things, some of them nowhere near the truth. You can call him a Walter Mitty, but you also call him a genius."

Should a move materialise, Cummings would become Rangers second young signing of the summer, having already lured Jordan Rossiter to Glasgow from Liverpool.

In addition to that, Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar have been strongly linked with Rangers, too, as manager Mark Warburton plots an assault on the Scottish Premiership title in the club's first season back after a four-year absence from the big time.

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