By Craig Scott

4th Nov, 2022 | 8:10am

Leeds United: Jesse Marsch update on Crysencio Summerville disproven by images on social media - Phil Hay

Crysencio Summerville appeared to jet out to the Netherlands to celebrate his birthday on Sunday even though Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch says that didn’t happen, according to Phil Hay.

Summerville turned 21 on Sunday (30 October), hours after he scored a late winner against Liverpool at Anfield and The Athletic journalist Hay says the plan was for the Dutch winger to head to Rotterdam to celebrate with his friends and family.

Marsch, however, has said that Summerville stayed put in England but Hay claims that images that appeared on Instagram show that the ex-Feyenoord dazzler did head back to his hometown in the Netherlands.

Speaking on the latest episode of The Phil Hay Show podcast on Friday (4 November, 10m01s), Hay said: “It was Summerville’s 21st birthday of Sunday, which was obviously beautifully timed after the game against Liverpool on the Saturday night and his winning goal.

“I was told that he was planning to head back to Rotterdam to see his family for a very short break in between training. Marsch said that he hadn’t gone back to Rotterdam for birthday celebrations.

“There are pictures on Instagram which look like they’re from Holland.

“Who knows? But all in all, he does seem to be much further forward in the queue than he was last season.”

Who knows?

Maybe Hay is talking about different images that could have been on Summerville’s Instagram story and have since expired.

However, the pictures that are still on his Instagram account show him to be celebrating his birthday with what appear to be his friends and family.

But nothing suggests this happened in Rotterdam – they could have all flown over to England for Summerville’s 21st.

And that’s potentially proven by the fact that in the background of one of the images are cars that have British number plates.

Obviously, those cars could be anywhere in the world but the odds are that Summerville stayed in England, as Marsch said he did, and that his friends and family came to him rather than the other way around.

There’d have been no need for Marsch to lie about that really.

If Summerville had Sunday off, it wouldn’t have mattered where he was in the world as long as he was back on time for training on Monday.

And we imagine that he was because he’s bursting for a chance to star in Marsch’s senior side now that Luis Sinisterra is injured and he’s scored in back-to-back Premier League games.

In other Leeds United news, an “official farewell” has been announced at a European club for a player who’s signed for the Whites.