'Come back' - Crysencio Summerville breaks Leeds United silence on future and play-off despair

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Star player Crysencio Summerville has broken his silence on Leeds United’s play-off despair and promises the team will come back stronger next season. The Championship’s Player of the Season was involved in 28 goals last season and is expected to attract a lot of transfer interest this summer.

Summerville has another two years to run on his contract at Elland Road and does not have any kind of escape clause attached to United’s second-tier status. That means any interested clubs will need to strike a deal that suits Paraag Marathe and the board for the 22-year-old to move on this summer.

The chairman has admitted sales will be needed this summer in West Yorkshire and, as a cheap arrival in 2020, Summerville is one of those assets who would drive an immense profit to boost the financial fair play picture. Taking to Instagram, the winger did give a nod to the future at Elland Road.

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“Thank you all for the love and support,” he said. “At the end, it was a disappointing end to the season and it still hurts, but we will come back stronger.”

If, for whatever reason, Summerville did stay on for another campaign in the Championship, Leeds would expect to see his transfer value greatly diminish in 2025 unless he signs a new contract. If the Dutchman is allowed to enter the final 12 months of his deal, Leeds might face smaller bids because of the pressure to sell before losing him for free in 2026.