Leeds United are reported to have received an approach from 2 Bundesliga side Hamburg for the potential transfer of winger Crysencio Summerville.
The 20-year-old Dutchman has broken into the Leeds side this season and done well during his eight appearances to date. He has made just one start so far though and Leeds are reportedly open to his exit on loan to further his experience.
Indeed, Summerville is eager to further his first-team experience with the likes of Raphinha, Jack Harrison and Daniel James all ahead of him in the Elland Road pecking order.
As such, the likes of Blackburn and Rangers have both been credited with an interest. That said, Rovers’ interest appears to have waned, with Tony Mowbray’s side instead signing a Tottenham youngster.
However, it seems Summerville could get the chance to further his game-time with a move to Hamburg.
Indeed, Bild reports the ambitious 2. Bundesliga side are already in contact with Leeds over a prospective deal.
Horst Hrubesch’s side are currently fifth in the second tier in Germany and look well placed to push for promotion.
And as per Bild, Summerville is considered as “a fast whirlwind” and also “fits their profile perfectly”.
The article claims talks are ‘gaining speed’ over a potential deal to take Summerville to northern Germany.
And while Leeds will not entertain a permanent sale, a loan deal to the end of the season is up for discussion.
Hamburg want Summerville as long-term option
As per the article, Summerville is ‘eager to play more’ and are pushing for a move this month.
However, they state Hamburg sports directors Jonas Boldt and Michael Mutzel are looking for a solution ‘beyond the summer’ and want Summerville for next season too.
And with their star man Faride Alidou likely to move to Eintracht Frankfurt, Summerville is the man earmarked as his replacement.
Summerville’s deal at Leeds runs to the summer of 2023. As such, the report claims Leeds could yet tie him to a new deal before sanctioning any such exit.
Talks are reportedly continuing to find a solution, with Leeds seemingly happy to wait another few days. The Whites’ injury issues are easing up front with Rodrigo Moreno, Tyler Roberts and Joe Gelhardt all back in action on Saturday.
Summerville though was not part of the Leeds matchday squad that lost to Newcastle. Nor did the winger play for their Under-23s on Monday night. His lack of involvement fuelled speculation that he could be on the move – with the links to Hamburg now emerging as a likely reason why.
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Leeds United are refusing to give up in their pursuit of Brenden Aaronson, with a club oracle revealing the Whites’ plans in the event of missing his signing.
The Whites have been chasing Aaronson for much of the January transfer window. They are yet to make a senior signing in the mid-season market. But they have been focusing their energies on the midfielder.
The Athletic’s Phil Hay says Leeds look likely to end the month quietly should a move for Aaronson fail.
Revealing the latest, Hay stated: “Leeds’ prime target is Brenden Aaronson, the United States international at Red Bull Salzburg.
“They have submitted two bids for him but neither has been accepted. Leeds have a week to decide whether or not to try to force the issue.
“One way or another, Leeds want Aaronson at Elland Road. But they are willing to wait until the summer to sign him if Salzburg maintain their stance that he is not for sale in this window.
“Aaronson is very interested in a move to England but Salzburg are under no pressure to let him go. If the Aaronson move doesn’t materialise, a quiet end to January is likely at Leeds.”