By Mark Smith

23rd Oct, 2023 | 8:10am

Leeds United were inclined to accept Crysencio Summerville offers - Phil Hay

Leeds United were said to be transparently open to offers for Crysencio Summerville over the summer, according to Phil Hay.

The Athletic journalist shared that Burnley did make a late offer that was rejected, with Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and Feyenoord also taking a look.

Summerville was the star of the show in the 3-2 win at Norwich, and was advised by people close to him to stick around at Elland Road, something he agreed with.

Writing in his latest column for The Athletic on Monday 23 October, Hay shared an insight into the summer developments regarding the flying winger.

“Burnley came for Summerville late in the window but Leeds fended them off, without giving him much chance to argue,” he wrote.

“It was a complete change of stance from their position at the start of June when, in the case of Summerville, they were transparently open to offers.

“A bid arriving from Turf Moor then could easily have played out differently.”


Daniel Farke has made Summerville his main man, and that became even clearer after his game-winning contribution at Norwich over the weekend.

At a crucial time of the game when the likes of Dan James were taken off, the Dutch flyer was given more responsibility and that decision paid off in the end.

The likes of Wilfried Gnonto did push for exits, although the Italian did stick around, but Summerville kept his head down and let his football do the talking.

The 49ers Enterprises have pulled off a masterstroke with their transfer decisions, with the likes of Tyler Adams and Luis Sinisterra failing miserably at Bournemouth.

They will be looking at Summerville shining every week and getting 90 minutes in a successful team, despite it being a division lower and scratching their heads.

It is a classic case of the grass not always being greener on the other side, they are finding that out the hard way.

In other Leeds United news, Jon Newsome was full of praise for one player in particular against Norwich.