leeds united, Leeds United receive first Crysencio Summerville approach as Liverpool, Chelsea lurk

Leeds United receive first Crysencio Summerville approach as Liverpool, Chelsea lurk

Leeds United winger Crysencio Summerville has been the subject of contact from Brighton, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has said.

Leeds United are bound to see star players draw interest from elsewhere this summer amid their need to raise funds after failing to win promotion from the Championship.

Among those widely tipped to move on is winger Summerville, who emerged as a standout performer for the Whites over the course of the 2023/24 season.

leeds united, Leeds United receive first Crysencio Summerville approach as Liverpool, Chelsea lurk
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The Dutchman notched 21 goals and 10 assists in 49 games across all competitions. Such form has drawn interest from some high profile clubs, but The Athletic stated last week that no formal approaches had been made for Summerville.

Amid a fresh update from Fabrizio Romano though, that looks to have changed.

Writing on X, the transfer guru has said that Brighton have made contact to start initial talks with Leeds United over a possible deal. He notes it won’t be an easy one to reach though, with several clubs keen as Liverpool and Chelsea monitor the situation.

Summerville, who joined the Whites in 2020, has two years remaining on his contract at Elland Road.

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Who is this?

Moving on

While certainly nothing is on the cards at this early stage, it seems highly likely that Summerville will be moving onto a top club in the 2024 summer transfer window.

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Brighton’s move to begin initial talks could mark the start of a long saga over his future. As Romano says, a deal might not be an easy one to complete given just how many teams are keen.

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Leeds United would likely favour an early sale though. They need to raise funds sooner rather that later and cashing in on Summerville early would afford them plenty of time to find a replacement.

It has been previously reported that Summerville will not be pushing for an exit though as he doesn’t want to tarnish his relationship with the fans. That stance is a wise one to take, especially given that a move will be expected regardless of whether he pushes to leave or not.

A statement season

Summerville had long looked like a promising talent at Leeds United but the 2023/24 season really saw him announce himself as a star.

He had tasted Premier League football before and enjoyed some promising outings but the drop to the Championship handed the Dutchman a chance to start on a more regular basis.

21 goals and 10 assists were key in the Whites’ promotion push and he earned individual recognition for his efforts, being crowned the Championship’s Player of the Season.

It would have been a fairytale ending for Summerville to fire his side all the way to promotion, but the side just fell short in the end despite his heroic efforts.

Now, with an exit looking likely, time will tell just where he heads as Brighton make a first move.

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