Tony Dorigo thrilled as Leeds United keep hold of Crysencio Summerville in January
Tony Dorigo was left thrilled as Leeds United managed to keep hold of Crysencio Summerville in the January window.
The BT Sport pundit admitted that the Dutch sensation is not surplus to requirements at Elland Road with injuries ravaging the squad.
It was reported by Morgenpost that Hamburg made intense approaches for Summerville on deadline day, and will likely try again.
Writing in his latest column for the Yorkshire Evening Post, Dorigo singled out that piece of business as one that impressed him.
“One bit of non-business that I thought was good was Crysencio Summerville staying put at Leeds. I thought he was superb when he came on at West Ham United in the FA Cup,” he wrote.
“I know a couple of youngsters started that game but he looked to be on that next step of the journey.
“I think Summerville was right to stay and the club were right to keep him. It’s not as if we’ve got a lot of bodies hanging around the place, surplus to requirements.”
This one never really got close, and Hamburg could have tried as much as they liked to try and get this one over the line.
Summerville even wanting the move would have changed nothing, with Marcelo Bielsa having limited options in his squad.
Dan James has been playing upfront, so only Raphinha and Jack Harrison are our options out wide, meaning Summerville is next in line.
An injury to one of those would change everything, and with our Brazilian star taking a knock this week during international duty isn’t the best of news.
Thankfully, he looks set to be fine, but Summerville will be needed just in case anything too serious comes from that.
He is staying for now, but that may change in the summer.
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