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Report details likelihood of Rangers striking summer forward agreement

Rangers supporters have been pretty downbeat in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their team’s faint Scottish Premiership title hopes all but ended courtesy of a 3-2 defeat in the Old Firm derby on Sunday.

Graeme Murty’s men went into their clash with leaders Celtic having won each of their preceding four league games, a run which brought them to within six points of the defending champions ahead of Sunday’s Ibrox showdown. And while the Gers twice led through Josh Windass and Daniel Candeias, they weren’t able to close the gap on Brendan Rodgers’ side as goals from Tom Rogic, Moussa Dembele, and Odsonne Edouard clinched all three points for Bhoys, moving them nine points clear with a game in hand over the Light Blues.

Subsequently, there have been many disappointed Rangers fans in the Tavern in the last few days, yet their mood may well be improved by a recent report from The Daily Record, which details comments from Nottingham Post football writer Paul Taylor regarding the likelihood that striker Jason Cummings will make his loan move to Ibrox permanent in the summer.

The 22-year-old made a temporary switch to the Scottish giants from Championship side Nottingham Forest during January and has since gone on to score five goals in just 11 appearances for Murty’s side, four of which coming in their run to the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.

And while he may not have had as much gametime in the league as he would have hoped, the young forward has certainly made a big impression on the Ibrox faithful, thus bringing into question the possibility of striking a permanent agreement with the 22-year-old at the end of the season.

And Nottingham Post football writer Taylor reckons it’s likely to happen, saying: ‘I don’t think they would have put the buy-out clause in there if they wanted to hang on to him.

‘I wouldn’t hold my breath and expect him to be back at the City ground in the summer.’

And these comments are likely to intrigue and perhaps delight our resident Gers supporters, many of whom are very much in favour of securing a permanent deal for Cummings this summer.

Landlord’s verdict: Jason Cummings is certainly doing all he can to earn a permanent move to Rangers this summer, having bagged five times in just 11 appearances for Graeme Murty’s side so far.

Granted, the 22-year-old may well have expected more playing time, especially in the Scottish Premiership, but comments from Nottingham Post football writer Paul Taylor suggest that a permanent summer move could well be in the offing for the striker.

Taylor cites Nottingham Forest’s decision to insert a ‘buy-out clause’ as an indication that they have little desire in bringing him back to the City Ground, thus making a permanent move to Ibrox likely come the summer.

And this update is sure to delight our resident Gers fans, who have been impressed with Cummings since his arrival, and are hoping to see more of him in the coming weeks and months.

Rangers fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!

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