Transfer interest is building from the Championship and elsewhere in Leeds United youngster Crysencio Summerville.
Leeds’ exciting youth setup right now is paying dividends in plugging gaps presented in Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team right now.
Thorp Arch isn’t the only place where their development is being recognised and Crysencio Summerville is a name attracting interest this January.
Leeds Live have reported that the winger is subject to strong interest from Blackburn Rovers, who need a winger after seeing Ian Poveda return to Leeds following injury.
They are joined by Rangers in being interested in signing the Dutch youth international this month, but the club is resiting offers so far.
Here, we take a look at two reasons why Leeds are right to snub interest in Summerville…
We’re dangerously light
In case you’ve been under a rock, Leeds have injuries. A lot of them.
An ideal situation this season would not have seen Leeds have to hand this many debuts out to under-23 players under Marcelo Bielsa, but that has benefitted Summerville.
He’s yet to register a goal or assist but he looks a solid option to bring off the bench with his movement and vision in the final third.
Ever since his debut against Newcastle back in September, he’s routinely featured on the Leeds bench and will continue to be part of the squad while we still have a host of players out.
To let someone leave who is now part of the first team seems like a mistake when there are even younger players who would be needed to come in his spot.
He’s better off here
We’ve seen it a lot with youngsters coming in since promotion, that the ones who Bielsa has in his plans remain at Elland Road.
Those who aren’t going to be getting games here are the ones that are shipped out for loans or permanent departures.
The fact that Leeds are not seemingly that keen to let him leave this season suggests that he is better of staying under the guidance of Mark Jackson and Bielsa.
His development might come on leaps and bounds under Tony Mowbray at Ewood Park, as Harvey Elliott’s did last term, but along with the fact we have injuries, he’s someone who will be moulded into a first-team winger by Bielsa.
He’s going to learn more about being a fitting Leeds United player by staying at Leeds than he would by being loaned to any other club.