Romano: Leeds United prepare new contract deal for exit-linked player

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Leeds United are looking to tie Crysencio Summerville to a new contract amid transfer interest from elsewhere.

Leeds’ youth investment was a huge contributor to their push for survival last season, and proof that this transfer policy can be successful.

For Crysencio Summerville, however, it’s about being within reach of regular senior football for so long but having very little chance of proving why in 2021/22.

The winger returned in the summer of 2020 and made his senior debut last season, but has been under both Marcelo Bielsa and Jesse Marsch a bit.

With his contract set to expire next summer, the parties have expressed an interest in signing him knowing what a talented player he is based on limited Premier League involvement and tearing up the PL2 with the Under-23s.

Should Leeds play more at Summerville?

Yes

Yes

Nope

Nope

Now, fabrice romano reports that Nottingham Forest and AZ Alkmaar are surrounding the player, with the club plotting to tie him down to a new contract:

The first thing we need to prioritize is a long-term deal that shows how much it’s worth to us.

Line him up with other youngsters who are ready for the first team and show him in pre-season that he belongs here.

Raphinha’s likely exit means there is open space for him to fight for.

We can’t afford to let him go on loan or on a permanent basis this summer because we know how talented he really is.

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