Crysencio Summerville could leave Leeds United this summer
Crysencio Summerville could leave Leeds United permanently this summer if a new contract can’t be agreed with the club, according to LeedsLive [June 10].
The Dutch winger was promoted to the first-team under Jesse Marsch in the 2021/22 season after making his debut under Marcelo Bielsa, but featured for just seven minutes before suffering an injury that ended his season early.
But with just one year remaining on his contract at Elland Road, the 20-year-old wants assurances of first-team football on a regular basis before he re-signs with the club.
Leeds denied Summerville a loan move away in January after their injury problems for the season. The club are said to be willing to loan him out this season though, but only if he signs a new deal.
If he opts against fresh terms, the club could look to sell him permanently. Rangers and a host of Dutch and German clubs have been interested in the past, although it’s unknown if they’ll return.
Time to go
Summerville is clearly a supremely talented young player, as his performances at Under-23 level show when he’s consistently the best player on the pitch.
But that doesn’t necessarily translate to first-team football, especially in the Premier League, and Leeds are right to be careful of throwing him straight in.
With the addition of Brenden Aaronson this summer, as well as the potential of another striker joining the club, he is likely to move further down the pecking order and doesn’t warrant the hassle of trying to please him.
A sale would generate some decent funds, although he only has one year left on his deal, and would allow Marsch to focus on those who want to be there.
There are plenty of young players knocking on the door, but the priority must be staying in the Premier League until they’re stable and that more often than not requires experience.
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