Leeds risk losing another vital asset as Premier League sides line up to snare attacking star

Ciaran McCarthy
Crysencio Summerville, Wilfried Gnonto, Leeds United, April 2023
Crysencio Summerville, Wilfried Gnonto in conversation

Leeds United forward Crysencio Summerville is the latest Whites man to be targeted by Premier League sides, as he’s apparently on the radar of Crystal Palace, as well as ‘some of their top-tier rivals’.

So far this summer, Leeds have lost Rodrigo Moreno, Joel Robles and Tyler Roberts on permanent deals. A number of their higher-profile names have departed on loan, deciding to remain at a high level rather than play in the Championship.

That list includes: Brenden Aaronson, Robin Koch, Marc Roca, Rasmus Kristensen and Maximilan Wober. There is potential for more exits before the window closes, too.

Young attacker Summerville is now on the radar of some big sides. Indeed, Football Insider reports the 21-year-old is being targeted by Crystal Palace, as well as ‘some of their top-tier rivals’.

That they recently saw Wilfried Zaha leave for Galatasaray means they’re on the lookout for a new wide man. Summerville was a good asset for the Whites last season considering it was his first proper top-flight campaign – he was directly involved in six goals in 28 games.

With that being said, losing him could be damaging. Indeed, he’d surely be a good player in the Championship judging by his form a league above last season, and a campaign in the second tier could allow him to progress more quickly.

What’s more, the likes of Wilfried Gnonto and Jack Harrison are also the subject of interest, and Leeds won’t want to lose them all.

However, Football Insider reports they ‘could cash in’ on Summerville, amid interest from ‘a number of Premier League clubs’.

That he’s under contract until 2026 means he could command a decent fee. The Whites would likely be more interested in keeping players around that can help them back up to the Premier League, rather than receiving a bit of cash, though.

It remains to be seen whether or not they do sanction the exit of the winger. If they were to lose one or both of Gnonto and Harrison, they’d surely want to keep him around.

However, if they’re keeping those two locked down, then they might entertain the idea of selling Summerville, though it seems it would be best for them if he remained at the club for at least the next season, so they can see how much of an impact he can have in pursuit of Premier League football once again.

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