Leeds United should complete the signing of Crysencio Summerville from Feyenoord this week, according to The Athletic journalist Phil Hay.
Writing via his personal Twitter account on Monday morning, the former Yorkshire Evening Post journalist reported that Summerville, 18, is being brought to the club to join up with the academy.
Hay adds that Summerville is a “very highly-rated” player.
Should see 18-year-old Feyenoord winger Crysencio Summerville through the door at Leeds later this week. Another academy addition but very highly rated. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) September 14, 2020
According to Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath last week, Leeds have agreed to pay £1million sign Summerville and his medical is set to take place in the Netherlands.
As Summerville spent last season playing in the ADO Den Haag first-team in the Eredivisie, we were not sure whether or not the Dutch attacker would be seen as an addition to Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team or join the ever-growing contingent of Under-23s players.
Based on Hay’s update, Summerville’s going to be joining up with the Under-23s but he did well enough at Den Haag last season to suggest that he could be on the fringe of Bielsa’s senior squad.
Leeds fans have already made their minds up on the Dutch youngster with plenty of them taking to Twitter to drool over the prospect of his arrival. One supporter even went as far to say that Summerville “will be better than [Raheem] Sterling”.
While we cannot say our expectations are that high, Summerville does sound like a smart addition to the set-up at Thorp Arch and for £1million, there is hardly any risk involved in a deal that could see the Whites make a good profit in the future.
As well as Sterling, Summerville has also been likened to Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho while Hay’s colleague at The Athletic, Dominic Fifield, has hailed the Netherlands youth international’s dribbling skills by saying he’s “unpredictable and slippery in possession, a livewire who will be an asset” to Alan Pardew when he was hired as Den Haag’s manager last season.
In other Leeds United news, this £18.4million-rated forward has been left out of his side’s latest matchday squad amid links to Elland Road.