‘Seven figures’ – Phil Hay offers insight into imminent Leeds United incoming

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Phil Hay has revealed that Leeds United will pay a seven-figure fee to sign Crysencio Summerville, with the youngster expected to have a similar role to Ian Poveda.

Leeds have worked hard on recruiting young talent this summer, alongside the likes of Rodrigo and Robin Koch.

Summerville looks set to be added to that list, with Phil Hay at The Athletic offering further details.

Phil Hay has taken to Twitter to report that Leeds are closing in on the signing of Crysencio Summerville from Feyenoord. The deal to bring the winger to Elland Road should be concluded this week.

The 18-year-old featured on 21 occasions last season in the Eredivisie, scoring two goals and registering a further assist.

Not content with Hay’s insight into the imminent deal, fans pushed him for more insight, where the journalist revealed it would be a seven-figure fee to sign the teenager.

Adding more detail on what role Summerville will play at Elland Road, he said:

You now how it is at Leeds – massively fluid between the U23s and the first team so like Poveda, don’t be surprised if he’s involved to an extent.

After Cody Drameh, Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood, this looks another exciting under-23 addition.

In fact, there’s probably more chance that Summerville pushes the first-team at Elland Road, as Hay states.

The 18-year-old has had a taste of senior football in Holland and, whilst the Premier League is a step up, his experience there could help.

Replicating what Poveda is doing at Leeds will have to be his aim, with the ex-Man City man firmly part of the first-team picture now.

That pair, combined with the senior wingers at Leeds, offer exciting options to Bielsa.

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