By Daniel Feliciano

8th Jan, 2022 | 2:00pm

Leeds to delay decision on loaning out Crysencio Summerville - report

Leeds are delaying a decision on the future of Crysencio Summerville after interest from Rangers and Blackburn over a loan move, according to TEAMtalk editor James Marshment.

The Dutch winger has been in excellent form for the Under-23’s, recently scoring a first-half hat-trick but has failed to get much first-team action after making his Premier League debut this season.

His performances for the academy have seen interest emerge from both Rangers [Daily Mail] and Blackburn [Daily Record], but it seems as though the Elland Road club are delaying making their decision.

According to information from Marshment, the Whites are waiting on updates on the fitness of Joe Gelhardt, Tyler Roberts and Rodrigo before making a decision on whether to allow him to leave.

Leeds have struggled with injuries all season and that has seen them in a relegation battle with just four wins all season.

Development

A loan move for the 20-year-old is probably the best solution for Summerville’s development, but Leeds have to ensure they are putting themselves first in this instance.

If their first-choice attackers are suffering with injuries, then the ‘exciting’ Summerville is likely to be needed in the first team and he will get minutes at Elland Road.

If the updates on the injuries are relatively good then the likelihood is that he will be allowed to go and then a decision needs to be made on where is best for him.

Blackburn would offer Championship football in a promotion race as they currently sit in the top two of their league, while Rangers would see a reunion with manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst who gave him his break at Feyenoord.

For now, though, any decision will have to wait as Leeds put themselves in the driving seat and wait for their situation to be clear.

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