Leeds Super Fans want Crysencio Summerville to replace injured Helder Costa

This is part of a regular series from our panel of Leeds United Super Fans. Each week, Super Fans from our Leeds Insider Facebook page will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around Elland Road.


Helder Costa will miss the rest of the season through injury and some Leeds United Super Fans want under-23 star Crysencio Summerville to take his place in the side.

The Dutch winger is yet to make his senior debut despite impressing for the youth team this term.

He has helped the U23s win a title with six goals and seven assists in 14 games, and it seems some Whites are delighted with his progress.

Raphinha could be fit to return against Tottenham but Marcelo Bielsa named three youngsters on the bench against Brighton, and Summerville could take one of those places this time around.

Joe Gelhardt is one youngster who has frequently featured on the bench this season and although some supporters want him to get a taste of action, there have been more calls for Summerville to feature.

We asked our Super Fans if Costa’s injury means Summerville should come into the side, and this is what they had to say.

It is great to see such optimism surround one of our young players, and rightly so given Summerville is something of a wonderkid.

On the other hand, the criticism of Costa raises question’s about the 27-year-old’s future at the club.

Leeds have been heavily linked with Rangers winger Ryan Kent once again [The Scottish Sun], and if Kent or another wide player was to join, along with Jack Harrison, that would see Costa drop down the pecking order.

It is fair to say Costa has struggled to step up to the Premier League, just as he did at Wolves, and like some of the fans above we would not be opposed to him leaving, particularly if it leads to younger players being given a chance.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites may table a bid this month to sign the ‘best player’ in a Euro league, he’s valued at £21.7million+.