Glasgow Rangers target Jason Cummings will stay at Hibernian, according to manager Alan Stubbs.
Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks striker Jason Cummings will stay at the club despite speculation surrounding a move to Rangers.
Cummings, 20, wasn't the most popular of players when he signed for Hibs from Hutchison Vale back in 2013, as he grew up playing for and supporting their Edinburgh rivals Hearts.
However, he has silenced his critics on the pitch, smashing 21 goals last season and another 25 goals this term to become Scottish football's brightest young striker.
Unsurprisingly, transfer talk now surrounds Cummings, after Hibs missed out on promotion to the Scottish Premiership with a play-off defeat to Falkirk - and Rangers are believed to be keen.
The Scottish Sun recently reported that Rangers were looking to sign Cummings as they prepare for life in the Scottish Premiership, with a £1m asking price on his head due to him having just one year left on his contract at Easter Road.
However, his manager Alan Stubbs has today been discussing the futures of both Cummings and midfielder John McGinn, telling The Scottish Sun that he senses both players want to give promotion another shot with Hibs having missed out this time, rather than leave the club this summer.
"I get on really well with all the players, we have a great relationship," said Stubbs. "They’re under contract and some of them have more than a year to go. Looking at them, they sense there is unfinished business. I know them and how they think. I work with them every day, having brought them together. I believe in them and we’ll get stronger," he added.
Despite Stubbs' stance, Rangers should certainly be considering a bid for Cummings this summer. The young striker scored four goals against the Gers this season and could add to that tally in the Scottish Cup final this weekend, and his ability in front of goal is something that Mark Warburton could stand to add to his side.
Kenny Miller is now 36, and whilst Martyn Waghorn offered a regular goal threat this season, bringing in one of Scottish football's most talented young players would be a boost for Rangers immediately as well as for the future.
Whilst the chase for Scott Allan left a sour taste for Rangers, they are no longer a direct rival of Hibs, and if they can stump up that £1m fee, they should be looking to spend it on Cummings, who has the pace that Miller and Waghorn lack in attack.
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