Crysenscio Summerville scores wonder solo goal v Sunderland for Leeds United U23s
Crysencio Summerville shone at the Stadium of Light on Sunday as Leeds United Under-23s made the trip to Sunderland for their Premier League Cup encounter.
It was a youthful-looking side that travelled to the North-East as the international break deprived Mark Jackson of Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood, among others, but Summerville made his own case to be regarded as the most exciting prospect to emerge from Thorp Arch.
Picking the ball up in the final third of the field during the first half, Summerville embarked on a mazy solo run that saw him dribble past numerous Sunderland players before firing into the far corner via his left foot.
LUTV commentator Tom Hill called it “wonderful” in a video relayed on the official Leeds Twitter account, who also wrote: “Take a bow Crysencio!”
Summerville made his Premier League bow in the 1-1 draw at Newcastle United on September 17 before a very brief cameo as the Whites lost 2-1 to West Ham eight days later.
However, he was out of the squad for the 1-0 win over Watford the following week while the likes of Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood took their place on the bench.
With the summer signing of Dan James, competition is fierce on the wings.
Raphinha is the first name on the teamsheet while Jack Harrison is battling James for a spot on the other flank.
However, based on what we’ve seen from Summerville since he signed from Feyenoord last year, the Dutchman could be pushing for a place sooner rather than later. He just needs a chance.
Perhaps he may benefit from a loan spell away from West Yorkshire.
It’s now getting to the point where he looks several notches above Under-23 level, and he needs to test himself in senior football.
He turns 20 later this month, and a half-season loan spent terrorising Championship defences may be the best move for his future development.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites are set to splash out on transfer fees in ‘the coming months’ after this major development.