Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has revealed that it cost the club £250,000 to take Jason Cummings on loan from Nottingham Forest, according to Peterborough Today.
Cummings spent the first half of the campaign on loan at London Road before joining Luton for the second half of the season.
The Scottish striker started well for Posh netting eight goals and claiming five assists in 29 games.
Things went downhill though and prior to his sacking Steve Evans opted to send him back to the Reds.
The true value of the fee Forest recouped from Peterborough was revealed by MacAnthony during a Q & A session on social media last night.
It represents decent business for Forest.
The club only paid £1 million for the player back in 2018 (Transfermarkt), so this indicates that a quarter has already been recouped.
Cummings netted four goals in 17 appearances for Forest having been signed by Mark Warburton.
Having struggled to hold down a first-team place at the City Ground he has also spent time on loan with Rangers.
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The news of the amount recouped by Forest from the Peterborough chairman is pleasing, to say the least.
Given his mediocre time in England, it seems unlikely that the Reds will be able to claim a profit when Cummings is eventually offloaded.
Cummings seems to have a real application problem which is a shame as the boy clearly knows where the net is.
The 23-year-old has played just eight minutes during his latest loan move at Luton and it isn’t really a surprise.
The Hatters are flying and the last thing they need is someone upsetting the applecart in their quest for promotion.
The fact Forest managed to demand £250,000 is yet another indication as to how well the club is being run these days.