'Pretty good chance' Crysencio Summerville leaves Leeds United this summer after Premier League relegation
Leeds United are expected to receive a good fee if Crysencio Summerville leaves the club following relegation, with a “pretty good chance” of an exit.
The Dutch winger signed a new contract until 2026 last summer and was handed the number ten shirt following Raphinha’s exit to Barcelona, earning himself a regular place in the team.
But according to the Yorkshire Evening Post he is expected to leave the club during the summer window now with Graham Smyth admitting there’s a “good chance he’ll be off”.
“There’s a pretty good chance he’ll be off, seeking his fortune elsewhere,” they wrote (31 May).
“Would command a decent fee, given his potential and some of his Premier League contributions last season. It’s a shame in a way because he could tear up the Championship, but remaining just doesn’t feel likely.”
With Wilfried Gnonto almost guaranteed to be targeted by top clubs this summer and an exit seemingly inevitable, Leeds should be doing everything they can to keep Summerville at Elland Road.
This season in the Premier League the 21-year-old managed four goals and two assists from 12 starts, but there were plenty of substitute appearances too that showed he isn’t quite the finished article yet.
A year in the Championship as the main man of the attack could really help his development, but he has also shown that he is good enough to be that man to take us back to the Premier League.
With so much time on his contract remaining, we could demand a good fee that would see him stick around or make us a big lump of cash. If nobody pays up this is the perfect opportunity for him to cement himself and make the step up.
If he does well but we don’t get promoted next year then he would be set for a big money move, and if we go back to the Premier League then he’d have his starting spot secured. Win-win for everyone.
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