By Noel Whelan

30th Jul, 2022 | 8:34pm

Leeds United employee tips Crysensio Summerville for big role amid confirmed news

Noel Whelan has claimed that Crysensio Summerville has “put his stamp” on a potential first-team berth at Leeds United after his pre-season performances.

The former Whites striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 20-year-old could become the latest youngster to become a permanent fixture of the senior set-up at Elland Road.

New winger Luis Sinisterra limped off in the friendly against Crystal Palace last week (22 July) and was later revealed to have suffered a hamstring injury.

Meanwhile, wide man Dan James is suspended for the first game of the season against Wolves on 6 August after receiving a red card late last term.

Summerville has impressed at Under-23 level for Leeds United – notching 13 goals and eight assists in 27 outings.

He has made six senior appearances to date.

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When asked if the winger could get the nod against Wolves, Whelan told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury:“Yeah, absolutely.

“I’m sure Jesse Marsch is wracking his brains and trying things on the training ground.

“But there is no doubt that Summerville has put his stamp on that position with his pre-season and his performances in the Under-23s too.

“He’s fit and ready to come in.

“He could be another young player ready to come in and really play a part this season alongside the likes of Gelhardt.”

Football Insider revealed on Wednesday (27 July) that Leeds United are in advanced talks with Summerville over a new long-term deal at Elland Road.

His current deal expires at the end of the 2022-23 season.

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