Leeds have been pursuing a fresh agreement with Summerville, who would have seen his current deal at Elland Road expire at the end of the 2022/23 campaign.
After negotiations, it appears that there’s a breakthrough on the horizon for the deal.
As per a report from Football Insider, Leeds have moved to the cusp of an announcement, with Summerville’s fresh terms set to come into the public domain this week.
The 20-year-old has been on tour with Leeds this summer and looks to be part of Jesse Marsch’s first-team picture now.
Last season, Summerville made nine appearances in all competitions for Leeds’ senior side, although only one of those came after Marsch succeeded Marcelo Bielsa.
However, with Raphinha sold, Luis Sinisterra injured and Daniel James suspended for the opening day clash with Wolves, Summerville could have a part to play at Leeds from the off this term.
Would Leeds be right to give Summerville a new contract?
There’s no way that Leeds could afford to leave a talent like Summerville in the last 12 months of his contract.
The winger has been pulling up trees at Premier League 2 level and has deserved his Premier League breakthrough.
Leeds need to offer him enough encouragement that he can make it at Elland Road to sign this contract and continue to fuel his first-team ambitions.
Whether that’s immediately is probably up for debate, but there is an opening there at the start of this season.
Beyond that, a new deal gives Leeds the security of sourcing Summerville a loan, safe in the knowledge he could return further down the line to impact them at senior level.
It’s a good deal for the club, but more importantly the player, who has put in some serious work to get to this point.