By Adefunmiloye Alani

26th Jan, 2022 | 5:10pm

Leeds United not open to loaning Crysencio Summerville to Hamburg

Leeds United are not going to consider allowing Crysencio Summerville leave on loan this month, unless a replacement is found, according to Graham Smyth.

The Dutch attacker, 20, has been heavily linked with a move to Hamburg, on a long-term loan, but the Yorkshire Evening Post journalist reports on their website that is not something the Elland Road outfit are going to do unless an opportunity presents itself to replace him in Marcelo Bielsa’s squad.

Nevertheless, Leeds said the same about Cody Drameh, only for them to allow him leave on loan afterwards.

No chance?

Summerville has struggled for senior team football this season, with all his five league appearances coming off the bench.

He is proving too good for under-23s level, grabbing a 35-minute hat-trick against Sunderland earlier this month.

It is no surprise that the Leeds sensation is attracting suitors, but given their injury concerns this campaign, allowing an attacking option leave in the coming days is the last thing they want.

The former ADO Den Haag winger is currently behind Raphinha, Jack Harrison and Daniel James in the pecking order, and he is surely going to feel frustrated with having to wait for chances.

With around 18 months left on his deal, Summerville will be keen to make the next six months count, and it is why a loan exit would appeal to him.

A lot can happen in the next five days, but he is likely to remain at Leeds beyond this month, and he could get his chances depending on how things go in the second half of the campaign.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites want to sign int’l striker on loan with move already made.