Hibs turn down bid of over £1 million from Peterborough for striker Jason Cummings



Hibs have turned down a bid in excess of £1 million from Peterborough United for striker Jason Cummings.

The English League One club were unsuccessful with the offer just weeks after the Scotland Under-21 internationalist signed a new four-year deal at Easter Road.

Hibs were refusing to publicly discuss the bid yesterday but sources close to the club indicated that the deal would have been worth up to £1.5 million with add ons.

After netting 46 goals in the last two seasons, the 21-year-old is not short of admirers south of the border, while Turkish outfit Trabzonspor admitted an interest in the marksman earlier this summer.

(Pic: HibsTV)
(Pic: HibsTV)

Cummings penned fresh terms with the Leith outfit last month following face-to-face talks with new head coach Neil Lennon in Paris while the Northern Irishman was working as a pundit at Euro 2016.

Speaking at the time, former Celtic manager Lennon said: “I think he has a good future. I think he would benefit from another year or two with us.”

Cummings, who helped Hibs beat Rangers in May’s historic Scottish Cup final, claimed it was never his intention to depart the club, saying: “There was never any doubt in my mind over where I wanted to be this season, and I’m relieved to get it over the line.”

Hibs will doubtless be disappointed with the timing of Peterborough’s bid, with Lennon’s side kicking off their Scottish Championship campaign in a clash at Falkirk on Saturday afternoon.