Liverpool And Chelsea Have ‘Targeted’ 21 Goal Dutch Star Who Is ‘Unlikely’ To Stay At His Current Club

Liverpool and Chelsea are lining up offers for Leeds winger Crysencio Summerville, according to The Mirror.

The English tabloid claim that the two Premier League clubs have “targeted” the Dutchman, who was named the Championship Player of the Year for his performances this season.

Leeds lost out to Southampton in the Playoff Final last weekend, and the Whites are expected to sell some of their top players to balance the books.

Summerville’s form means he is top of the list of potential departures with The Mirror stating that he is “unlikely” to remain at Elland Road beyond the summer.

Why are Liverpool interested in Summerville?

The Netherlands youth international is only 22 years of age, which perfectly fits the profile of player that the Reds’ recruitment team are looking for.

In addition, Summerville’s displays in all competitions this campaign suggest he is ready to make the step up. He scored 21 goals and provided 10 assists in 49 appearances.

How much would Summerville cost?

When Liverpool were linked with the forward earlier this month, it was reported that Leeds were holding out for around £30m. For someone of his potential and age, that could be deemed a pretty reasonable fee.

There are questions, though, over whether Arne Slot’s side actually need a player like Summerville. He is a right-footed left winger, and the club are not exactly short of numbers in that position, with Luis Diaz, Cody Gakpo and Diogo Jota all capable of playing there.

If Diaz were to leave, it could open up a space for Summerville. Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have been credited with an interest in the Liverpool forward but no concrete bids have been tabled for the Colombian international at this stage.

With that being the case, you can’t see an approach being made for Summerville in the near future.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.