Sky Sports journalist: Leeds set to complete permanent transfer for winger
Leeds United are set to complete the permanent signing of Feyenoord winger Crysencio Summerville, according to Gianluca di Marzio.
The Sky Sports journalist shared the update on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday, with the Premier League season only three days away.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men have still not completed a training session as a full-squad, with Kalvin Phillips and others only just returning from international duty.
Dutch outlet Voetbal reported last week that the Whites were the “main candidates” to sign the 18-year-old, who wanted to leave the Eredivisie club.
It was suggested that Feyenoord had been left with no choice but to sell the winger, who could cost Leeds up to £1.3million.
Wolves and Rangers were also credited with an interest, but this latest update makes it clear that Bielsa has won the race for his man.
Summerville wasn’t interested in staying with the under-23s at Feyenoord after tasting senior action at ADO Den Haag in a loan spell.
With the 18-year-old not interested in academy football at Feyenoord, it would suggest that Leeds may have had to offer some assurances that first-team football may be available this season.
That doesn’t come easily at Elland Road, with Bielsa the man you need to impress, and he loves testing out youngsters in the academy.
Summerville only scored twice and delivered a single assist in the Eredivisie last season, and those numbers will need to improve before he gets a chance in the Premier League.
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