'Real potential' - Former assistant manager of new Leeds signing shares exciting insight
Leeds United confirmed the signing of Feyenoord winger Crysencio Summerville on Wednesday ahead of their clash with Hull.
The 18-year-old won’t be involved in the Carabao Cup game though, with the under-23s squad waiting for him initially at Thorp Arch.
Summerville has signed a three-year deal at Elland Road, after weeks of discussions between the two parties.
Summerville was on loan at ADO Den Haag last season in the Eredivisie, with his assistant manager a familiar face – Chris Powell.
Powell has shared an exciting insight into the winger after the move was confirmed, claiming he has real potential to become a special player.
The Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth shared Powell’s initial reaction on his personal Twitter account, and it will surely excite Leeds fans.
Just spoke to Chris Powell who was ADO Den Haag assistant manager for a spell last season and he says 'Cry' was excited for this move. A player who showed he cared last season. A player with real potential.
— Graham Smyth (@GrahamSmyth) September 16, 2020
Summerville comes with a lot of noise surrounding his name from Holland, despite Leeds potentially securing his talents for a cut price.
The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath claimed the Whites had agreed a £1million fee for the 18-year-old, as Andrea Radrizzani keeps one eye on the future.
Summerville has featured at numerous youth levels for Holland and has had great success for the Dutch side throughout the years.
Dirk Kuyt once tipped Feyenoord to receive a club-record fee for the winger, and once he rejected a new deal at the club, Leeds swooped in to secure what looks like a bargain.
Powell saw first-hand what Summerville can produce at Den Haag last season. The exciting talent scored seven goals and delivered one assist in the 19/20 campaign, including four goals in one game for Holland under-19s.
Marcelo Bielsa will give players a chance in the first-team if they impress in the under-23s, and based on this glowing assessment, it may be sooner rather than later until we see Summerville involved with the first-team.
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