Leeds United fans are excited by the prospect of Dutch winger Crysencio Summerville joining the Whites from Feyenoord with a deal reportedly progressing.
According to Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath on Wednesday, the Whites have agreed a £1million fee to sign the 18-year-old from Feyenoord and a medical is set to take place in the Netherlands.
After passing the medical, it is understood that Summerville will head to England to complete his move to Elland Road.
— Mike McGrath (@mcgrathmike) September 9, 2020
It’s hard to not get excited by the arrival of young Dutch players.
Pascal Struijk and new goalkeeper Dani van den Heuvel are already at the club and it seems Victor Orta’s scouting team are very pleased with what they have been digging up in the Netherlands.
Rotterdam-born Summerville is a product of a Feyenoord academy which has also welcomed the likes of Dutch legend Wim Jansen, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Robin van Persie Georginio Wijnaldum and Stefan de Vrij to the game.
Of course, that doesn’t mean Summerville will end up having the careers that they did, but it’s still very encouraging that Leeds are in for a player with that pedigree.
It also seems that supporters are drooling over the prospect of seeing such a speedy player joining their squad for the upcoming Premier League season.
Marcelo Bielsa likes to have plenty of wide options and, clearly, these fans are happy with the Argentine’s recruitment in that department with Summerville closing in on a £1million switch across the North Sea.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Class player. Lot of potential https://t.co/VVclGF3bjg
— Max💙💛 (@MaxHeaton5) September 9, 2020
— Total Leedsball 🏆 (@TotalLeedsball) September 9, 2020
Lad looks like he could be a baller!👍 https://t.co/02HJxI1ome
— Van White LUFC (@Fernaticalg) September 9, 2020
Fantastic signing. Guy is fast and skillful. Will be better than Sterling
— raymar (@Behemothlukas) September 9, 2020
Magic dribbler will have fans and cut outs alike in wonder.People say he's a bit light but Lee Bowyer was light in appearance and proved the opposite and money others.
— Black star white🇬🇭🇬🇧 (@Ghanabeleeds) September 9, 2020
He has some real pace could be a great signing
— mark davison (@mark_davo1) September 4, 2020
This lad is quality wont be in youth team for long a few weeks can see him in first team and deal already agreed at around £2million..MOT
— mattyleeds…MOT (@MattyTricker) September 4, 2020
— Lee Wakefield (@Wakefield90) September 4, 2020
21 games in Dutch top flight at 18yrs old,his feet are so quick he makes eze feet look in slow motion 😄
— bielsa’s lucky blue bucket 💙💛💙💛 (@delwright21) September 9, 2020
Buying for now and the future during this window. #MOT
— S N Pearse. (Steve) (@1StevePearse) September 9, 2020
— Mr Peacock (@Aaron_Peecs) September 9, 2020
Looks a really exciting prospect
— Simon Moriarty (@simpmor) September 9, 2020
There have been a couple of fans who’ve compared Summerville to Manchester City star Raheem Sterling.
We’re not saying that Summerville won’t get anywhere near as good as the England forward but he does share some similar straights as he is quick, good with the ball at his feet, is able to cut inside and has been described as “unpredictable and slippery in possession” by The Athletic journalist Dominic Fifield.
Keep an eye on Summerville in the next few years, Leeds fans.
In other Leeds United news, this 24-year-old is not in Bielsa’s plans for the upcoming season.