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Leeds United in talks to sign Feyenoord starlet Crysencio Summerville

The Whites have signed several new young prospects, with Summerville expected to follow soon.

Feyenoord v Fc Twente - Club Friendly
Summerville features for Feyenoord in preseason against Twente.
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Leeds United are in talks with Feyenoord for the signing of Crysencio Summerville, with the 18-year old “allowed to leave“ for Elland Road.

AD journalist Mikos Gouka reported on Twitter that Leeds are negotiating a fee for the 18-year old striker as Feyenoord allow him to leave as the youngster rejected a new contract offer from the Eredivisie side.

Summerville is a versatile attacker who can play across the front-three, primarily playing off the right hand side. The Dutchman played at ADO Den Haag on loan last season, scoring two goals and assisting three from 21 appearances, amounting to a direct goal involvement every 297 minutes (one involvement every 3.3 matches).

Leeds are due to capture yet another exciting young player, with Summerville sharing an agency with the likes of Sam Greenwood, Adam Forshaw and Jay-Roy Grot.

Summerville made the step-up to Feyenoord’s under-21 team last season, but the Dutch giants perhaps lacked a clear pathway into the first-team. The youngster made just two appearances at under-21 level, while making 10 direct goal contributions overall at the under-17 and under-19 levels from 35 appearances.

Meanwhile, Summerville has a strong record at international youth level for the Netherlands. At under-19 level he has six goals from five matches while assisting three. He’s clearly an exciting player who struggled for an opportunity, but there’s more than meets the eye to why his time at Feyenoord staggered in development.

Summerville was involved in a locker room fight with his brother against another player, who would later leave the club. Summerville was loaned out for this reason and subsequently struggled to hold down a place at the club.

Leeds are now expected to take-up the services of the flying Dutchman, who should be well disciplined under the regime at Thorp Arch.