Crysencio Summerville is someone that could save Leeds United millions this transfer window.
The 20-year-old winger, signed from Feyenoord in 2020, is yet to make his mark at Elland Road but this week, he once again excelled for the U23s with a first-half hat-trick, though it wasn’t enough to prevent the young Whites from a share of the spoils against Sunderland.
Over the course of the 2021/22 campaign, the Yorkshire giants have struggled for form and consistency as they find themselves near the foot of the table.
Marcelo Bielsa has suffered from numerous injury problems and these have somewhat halted their progress in the Premier League, so the need for reinforcements during this month’s transfer window is paramount.
However, spending in the winter is never something that the Leeds hierarchy have done under the stewardship of Bielsa and his director of football Victor Orta.
Perhaps putting some faith in the promising Dutch winger in the coming weeks and months will help alleviate some of the lingering problems at Elland Road.
These three goals took him into double figures for the U23 squad, where he has also delivered eight assists, so evidently, Summerville is quite the threat in the final third.
The more senior members of the team have let Bielsa down regularly this campaign – aside from Raphinha, who has bagged eight goals, the likes of club-record signing Daniel James, Jack Harrison and Tyler Roberts have combined for a measly four goals and three assists so far this term, per WhoScored.
All three are also averaging a rating outside the club’s top eight performers, suggesting that they are the ones holding the side back, to some extent.
Summerville could hand Bielsa a new kind of threat, one that not many know about in the top-flight, especially as he has only been able to earn 119 minutes from five substitute appearances so far in 2021/22.
If Bielsa gifts the tricky Dutch winger an opportunity, then he could well save chairman Andrea Radrizzani a lot of money this month – or at least, the funds could be spent elsewhere in other areas of need.