Daniel Farke has a big Crysencio Summerville problem at Leeds United after what he did in first half v Huddersfield Town
Leeds United played some truly scintillating football in the first half of their Championship showdown with Huddersfield Town on Saturday (28 October).
Daniel James gave Leeds the lead at Elland Road with a crisp finish from outside of the box following some good work from winger Crysencio Summerville.
It was the least United deserved as they dominated their Yorkshire rivals and added to their tally through Summerville’s strike through a sea of bodies that Lee Nicholls could not keep out.
Summerville was not done there, either, as he then led another counter that culminated in James doubling his tally for the afternoon, before guiding in another of his own in an attacking masterclass from the hosts.
While Daniel Farke will be delighted with the performance of his side and the manner in which they took apart their opponents in a ruthless display, the performance of Summerville does inadvertently create more problems.
The Dutch youngster was heavily linked with the Elland Road exit in the summer, and there have been more recent suggestions of clubs making an approach in the January transfer window.
As Carlton Palmer told Football League World on Tuesday (24 October), a number of Premier League teams will be closely monitoring every one of Summerville’s performances between now and the new year.
And while it is great to see the Netherlands Under-21 international hit his peak form, it seems rather inevitable now that offers will arrive in January.
Leeds will of course have the right to reject any bids but, as we saw in the summer, players hold plenty of sway when it comes to their futures.
In the case of Willy Gnonto, meanwhile, it can prove incredibly unsettling even if the player does end up staying put at the club.
As of half-time against Huddersfield, Summerville had been involved in eight goals in his past four-and-a-half matches – form no other player in the division can match.
Long may it continue if it means Leeds remain in the promotion picture, but do not be surprised if talk over a possible Summerville exit now intensifies.
In other Leeds United news, a BBC pundit was involved in an on-air dispute with a supporter.