Leeds United will consider a second loan approach for Crysencio Summerville after this weekend’s FA Cup action, with Blackburn Rovers seemingly favourites for his signature.
The 20-year-old Dutchman has broken into the Leeds side this season and done well during his seven appearances to date. He has made though just one start so far and Leeds are reportedly open to his exit on loan to further his experience.
That has prompted Rangers to express an interest in the former Feyenoord youngster.
However, they are not alone in their admiration for Summerville and a report claims Blackburn have now made contact.
As per Football Insider, Rovers boss Tony Mowbray wants Summerville signed as a replacement for Ian Poveda.
The wideman saw his season-long loan at Ewood Park brought to a premature end in November in the wake of an ankle injury. The former Manchester City man has recently been spotted holidaying in Abu Dhabi.
However, Mowbray is reportedly setting his sights on Summerville as a would-be replacement.
Leeds, however, are delaying any decision on Summerville until after Sunday’s FA Cup third-round tie at West Ham.
Summerville in squad to face West Ham
The Dutchman is part of the Leeds squad and may even start if Marcelo Bielsa plays a weakened side.
Ben Brereton Diaz has been linked with Leeds United
Blackburn's Ben Brereton Diaz has been linked with a Premier League move to Leeds United.
Leeds currently have a shortage of attacking options after Joe Gelhardt and Tyler Roberts were added to their injury list.
And while Patrick Bamford returns to the matchday squad on Sunday, Rodrigo Moreno also remains sidelined.
Leeds could also look to further delay any move for Summerville until the end of January. But then, Roberts and Gelhardt should be back in contention. Furthermore, they could also know more of the heel injury which is causing problems to Rodrigo.
Mowbray also needs replacement for Clarkson
Blackburn are currently lie second in the Championship are are looking good for promotion.
However, their hopes of promotion face a criticial phase with the vultures circling for Ben Brereton Diaz.
Furthermore, Blackburn are are also one player lighter after Liverpool opted to recall Leighton Clarkson.
He has only played seven games, including three as a substitute.
Still, Mowbray has said that he ultimately regrets the situation for a player he has called “wonderful”.
“Over the last couple of months, when the team have really hit the ground running, it’s been very difficult for him to get in,” the manager told Blackburn’s official website.
“He’s a wonderful footballer with a wonderful weight of pass and amazing vision. He hits all sorts of passes and looks a fantastic player in training.
“A boy with the amount of talent that he has, he has to be playing football. It’s almost criminal that he sits on a bench rather than playing on a Saturday or a Tuesday.
“I hope he can find a club where he can play a lot and show what a good player he is.”