Marcelo Bielsa has overseen the integration of the first-team and the Under-23s during his spell as Leeds United manager, leading to the emergence of a number of young players at Elland Road.

However, one player who has thus far eluded a call-up to the senior squad on a matchday is summer signing Crysencio Summerville.

In September, Leeds splashed out £1.3million to sign Summerville, 19, on a permanent basis from ADO Den Haag

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The Netherlands Under-19 international was an ever-present in the Dutch Eredivise last term, scoring two goals and supplying three assists in 21 league appearances.

The Athletic’ Dominic Fifield dubbed Summerville as a “livewire” who was “unpredictable and slippery in possession” while playing for Den Haag.

And since joining Leeds, he’s proven those words to be true in the Under-23s.

Summerville has played seven times in Premier League 2 this term, scoring four goals and supplying five assists. All nine of those goal involvements have come in his last five matches.

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As per transfermarkt, Summerville has played mainly on the right-wing for the Under-23s but is also adept on the left, when he assisted a goal versus Reading’s youngsters earlier this month.

Raphinha and Jack Harrison have the right and left-wing spots locked down in the first-team but what about away from them?

The jury is out on Helder Costa. Is he someone who Leeds can stand by as they progress into a new era?

The Athletic’s Phil Hay has already reported that Leeds want to make five new signings in the summer and that means some of the Championship’s old guard could be moved on.

Costa, Ezgjan Alioski and Tyler Roberts are all possibly wide options for Bielsa – but are they serious future options with the direction this club is going in?

Summerville clearly has massive potential so before the season ends we would love to see the Netherlands youth international get a stab at making his mark in the first team.

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