Leeds United want to agree a deal with Feyenoord for young attacker Crysenscio Summerville by the end of Sunday, according to AD.
The Dutch newspaper reports on their website that Summerville, 18, has refused to sign a new contract in Rotterdam with his current deal due to expire next June.
It is understood that Feyenoord’s sporting director Frank Arnesen now wants to sell Summerville and the Dutch giants are in talks with Leeds about a potential deal.
AD adds that Leeds want to conclude a deal as quickly as possible and hope to strike an agreement with Feyenoord this weekend.
Summerville spent last season on loan at ADO Den Haag, where he made 22 first-team appearances and scored two goals in the process.
It remains to be seen whether Leeds want Summerville to be a part of their senior squad for the upcoming Premier League season but with AD reporting that they want the deal done quickly – and the new season kicking off next week – it would not be a shock to see Marcelo Bielsa hand him a first-team squad number.
Summerville is a versatile attacker who can play as a centre-forward or as a right-winger.
Leeds have been linked with a move to sign Ryan Kent from Rangers [LeedsLive], which suggests that Bielsa is still in the market for a player of Summerville’s ilk.
Alan Pardew briefly managed ADO Den Haag while Summerville was there last season and speaking about the Netherlands Under-19 international in January [The Athletic], the ex-West Brom manager said: “He’s the one who can do something different.”
The Athletic journalist Dominic Fifield described the Feyenoord “livewire” as “unpredictable and slippery in possession”.
Leeds could do with someone like that in their squad for the upcoming Premier League season.
Fans love seeing young attacking players who are unafraid of defences, who can get bums off their seats and keep opposition managers on their toes.
Summerville sounds as though he could be that kind of player.
In other Leeds United news, this 24-year-old is not in Bielsa’s plans for the upcoming season.