Leeds United’s Crysencio Summerville is a transfer target for Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United.
Youth investment has been a huge positive under Victor Orta in the last few seasons, and is set to continue this summer.
Plenty of Leeds’ previous signings had an important part to play in survival, proving the value of the strategy.
Crysencio Summerville was caught in tricky middle-ground currently, well deserving of game time as he cut apart under-23 defences every time of asking, but stuck behind Raphinha and Jack Harrison.
He requested to leave during January but wasn’t granted such a chance as he remained in the squad, but his future remains in doubt this summer.
Should Leeds play Summerville more?
Now, The Athletic’s Phil Hay has reported that both newly-promoted Nottingham Forest and their play-off semi-final opponents Sheffield United are keen on signing him.
Summerville has one year left on his current contract and is eager for game time.
It would be a massive mistake for us to consider letting him go.
We have a fair few players with contracts running down and they need sorting, including Summerville.
Losing Raphinha could open the door to him having a much bigger role in the first team, which he definitely deserves.
There aren’t many better options in our side and putting faith in him could save us millions in signings.
He needs game time, and we’re in a position to offer him it.