By Mark Smith

18th Jun, 2022 | 4:10pm

Nottingham Forest want to sign Leeds United starlet Crysencio Summerville as new contract mooted - Phil Hay

Leeds United are in contract discussions over a potential new deal for Crysencio Summerville, according to Phil Hay.

The Athletic journalist have reported that Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United and numerous clubs from abroad are queuing up with interest if an exit happens.

Summerville is said to want more game time, which leaves Jesse Marsch with a decision to make between now and the deadline at the beginning of September.

Writing in his latest piece for The Athletic, Hay shared a big update on the future of the young Dutchman at Elland Road and in the Premier League.

“His contract is counting down and an extension is under discussion but the club have not yet committed to allowing him to take up loan opportunities in the season ahead, despite the fact that he is a fair way down the pecking order,” he wrote.

“Nottingham Forest like him, as do Sheffield United. There is interest from abroad too. Summerville will want game time.”

Decisions.

This is a very intriguing case.

Summerville has been ripping up the under-23s for years now, and it clearly is time for him to get more minutes in senior football, whether at Elland Road or elsewhere.

Leeds could negotiate a new long-term deal with the young wonder and let him leave on loan in the 2022-23 season, with the view of coming back to West Yorkshire and becoming a constant fixture in the first-team squad.

Nottingham Forest would likely want a permanent transfer, but Sheffield United could not go for that and a loan in the Championship with frequent game time could certainly help.

Marsch has Jack Harrison, Raphinha, Brenden Aaronson, Rodrigo and Dan James who can play behind the two strikers, so Summerville has little chance of starting at Elland Road.

With discussions ongoing, it will be interesting to see if Leeds can persuade the winger to stick around not so long after he specifically requested that he be shipped away.

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