Phil Hay has revealed that Leeds United are now in talks with Crysencio Summerville over a new contract.
The Dutch winger had a rather disappointing season last time out, managing just six first-team appearances and also being refused a loan move in January – something that he may well have been desperate for after seeing fellow youngster Cody Drameh depart temporarily and thrive at Cardiff City.
However, now with a full pre-season ahead under a new manager in Jesse Marsch, the winger may well fancy his chances of getting some regular minutes, which could explain why he’s entered into contract negotiations with the club.
Hay revealed while speaking on The Phil Hay Show that Summerville and Leeds are locked in contract talks.
Should Summerville be loaned out?
He said: “They are talking to Summerville about a new deal. At the moment, they haven’t indicated to him that he would be allowed to go on loan.
“I think he, personally, is quite keen to go on loan because, like last season, when he asked to go in January and Hamburg, amongst others, were trying to sign him, he feels like he needs games – you know, it’s the Cody Drameh effect of wanting to get out and play.
“Nottingham Forest like him, Sheffield United like him, I don’t think it’d be in any way difficult to find him a club if Leeds wanted to send him out on loan. But at the moment, they haven’t given him the nod that that’s going to happen.”
TIF Thoughts on Summerville’s future…
Summerville was clearly seen as a promising talent by Leeds as they forked out £1.3m to sign him from Feyenoord in 2020, however, it’s been a slow burn for the winger, who is still yet to start his first league game.
Despite making a number of the matchday squads last season, he only managed to clock up 130 minutes of league action, and with the winger set to turn 21 later this year, next season will be a big one in his development, as another campaign of stagnation could seriously hamper his career. Therefore, a loan move would likely be the best option for all parties.