Crysencio Summerville has taken to Instagram to post his celebration from last night’s Under-23s victory where he scored and unveiled an interesting celebration.
The Dutch winger reportedly wanted to leave the club last month in search of first-team football, but any move was blocked by the club, as they could not – or perhaps would not – bring in someone to replace him on a temporary basis.
Marcelo Bielsa gave his side of events during yesterday’s press conference, saying that Summerville did ask him if he could leave, with the Argentine confirming he would have let him leave, but that it was up to the club.
Bielsa didn’t stop there, as he went on to say: ‘Simply not wanting to be here is sufficient’ in relation to moving players on, and with Summerville, who’s made it public that he wanted to leave, it appears the winger may have taken the comments personally.
Summerville scored during the Under-23s’ victory against Liverpool last night and is not expected to be involved with the first team this week according to Phil Hay, which has seen the winger post his celebration of seemingly blocking out any noise by putting his fingers in his ears.
TIF Thoughts on Summerville’s situation…
While it makes sense from both Leeds and Bielsa’s point of view, as the club wanted to keep him while he’s under contract and given the many injuries they’ve sustained this season, the winger may well be needed in the remainder of the season. However, Bielsa will not want any players within his squad if he knows they don’t truly want to be there.
Summerville is just 19 years old and has clearly seen someone like Cody Drameh head out on loan to gain valuable first-team minutes to aid his growth and development, so may have wanted some of that himself, which has seemingly led to him taking Bielsa’s public comments to heart.