Crysensio Summerville is reportedly closing in on a move to join Leeds United from Feyenoord in a deal worth around £1million.
The Athletic journalist Phil Hay has reported that the 18-year-old should join up with the Whites by the end of this week after Telegraph reporter Mike McGrath claimed that the Yorkshire giants have agreed a fee with Feyenoord.
Summerville is set to become one of many players to join up with Leeds’ Under-23s squad since the end of last season – but the Netherlands Under-19 international is a bit different to the others and has a chequered past.
According to Dutch news outlet NU, Summerville was handed a hefty fine, suspended and ordered to do community service after getting into a fight with Feyenoord Under-19s team-mate Mats Knoester in 2018.
Not long after that incident, Summerville was sent on loan to FC Dordrecht while he was also sent out on loan against last season when he joined ADO Den Haag in the Eredivisie.
Dutch newspaper AD reported earlier this month that Summerville had rejected a new contract after returning to Feyenoord, leading to their sporting director Frank Arnesen wanting to sell the player.
Leeds have now come in and look set to sign the player, who may become the new bad-boy at Elland Road past on his history for rubbing people up the wrong way.
It’s not as though it’s always been like that for the Rotterdam-born attacker.
According to a new report by AD, ex-Feyenoord player and coach Dirk Kuyt predicted that he could smash the Dutch club’s transfer record in the future.
But with him now set to leave for £1million, the former Liverpool star couldn’t have been more wrong.
That’s not Kuyt’s fault because that changing room bust-up and Summerville’s refusal to sign a new deal have led to him leaving on the cheap.
Feyenoord’s loss could be Leeds’ gain, however.
While on loan at ADO Den Haag last season, Summerville scored two goals and supplied three assists in 22 appearances as they avoided relegation from the Eredivisie.
Summerville’s fast, loves to run at defenders and can provide a spark to the Leeds attack in the future if he gets his head down and develops into the player Kuyt once tipped him to become.
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