Jason Cummings completed his switch to League One outfit Shrewsbury Town on Deadline Day for an undisclosed fee.
The move was confirmed by the Reds on their official website and will see the club recoup some of the cash they forked out for the 24-year-old two years ago.
It’s hardly surprising to see Cummings depart the City Ground. It had been anticipated that he might leave, with the main concern being whether the Reds could find him a potential suitor.
Recouping a fee for a player who has spectacularly flopped during his time at the club does seem to be a good piece of business for Forest. Sabri Lamouchi wasted no time in telling him that he wouldn’t be part of his plans.
Cummings has been at Forest since June 2017 when he joined for around £1 million from Hibernian. He only managed to score four goals for the Reds, with three of those coming in the Carabao Cup.
The 24-year-old striker’s last appearance for the Reds was on 30 December in a 1-0 defeat against Sunderland.
Cummings did depart the City Ground three times on loan. However, he wasn’t able to make an impression at Rangers, Peterborough United or Luton Town. He’ll now be hoping that this move can reignite his career.
The Reds released a very short statement on their official website to signal the striker’s departure.
It read: “Nottingham Forest can confirm that forward Jason Cummings has joined Shrewsbury Town for an undisclosed fee.
“The club would like to wish Jason the very best of luck for the next chapter in his career.”
‘Imagine bagging a fee’
Forest fans have naturally taken to Twitter to discuss the departure of Cummings and here is a selection of tweets from supporters:
How much did we pay them?
— DGB (@DGBCampbell) September 2, 2019
Undisclosed means NFFC probably paid Shrewsbury to take him from us
— Nick glazzard (@nick_glazzard) September 2, 2019
Wish him well. If he can get regular football and buckle down he’ll score goals.
— YouAreMyForest (@YouAreMyForest) September 2, 2019
We got a fee ?????? Praise be to whoever is making these deals !!! 👏👏👏👏
— Ian 🔴⚪️🔴🏴🇹🇷 (@ismith1968) September 2, 2019
Imagine bagging a fee😍 Another Marinakis masterclass
— Jack (@jackpnffc) September 2, 2019
We got a fee 😂
— Tiegan Oliver (@TieganOliver) September 2, 2019