Why Gerrard will rue not re-signing Jason Cummings for Rangers
Rangers sealed a loan deal for Jason Cummings in January and have decided against getting the player on a permanent basis. The Scottish striker played 18 games for the Gers, scoring 6 goals but struggled to have a major impact in many of the games he played in.
Manager Steven Gerrard has made some good signings thus far, improving the defensive and creative department of the team.
However, there is one area the Gers still need improvement, which is the attack. Umar Sadiq has been brought on loan but he isn’t prolific, while Alfredo Morelos is terribly out of form at the moment.
So, getting the Nottingham Forest striker permanently or at least for one more season would have made sense.
The Scottish club could have benefitted from having a striker of their own country shining in his homeland. The 22-year-old has the talent to fulfil his potential under the watchful eyes of a legend like Gerrard.
Here’s the reason why Gerrard will rue not re-signing the striker at the least for this season:
Although Cummings had an underwhelming six months with Rangers last season, he possesses the attributes which can make him one of the best strikers in the division.
The 22-year-old can control the ball well when a defender marks him tight and bring others into play. He then has the ability and awareness to lay it off for midfield runners to benefit.
So, if the team likes to play route one football, Cummings can be the right man for them to lead the line and Rangers could have made use of that big time. The Scot is a very good passer of the ball as well and can set up a chance for his teammates.
All in all, he is a player of high quality who needs proper grooming to become one of the best in the business. Maybe Gerrard would have been the right man to make him an impressive player. In return, the striker might have delivered the goals expected of him.
The Liverpool legend may have just missed a trick here by not signing Cummings permanently. No one knows whether the likes of Sadiq and Morelos will be good enough for them. At least, the Scotsman showed he can score goals when required, which is severely lacking at the Ibrox.