According to numerous reports, including by Leeds Live, Leeds United are said to be interested in the wonderfully monikered young Dutch winger Crysencio Summerville. I’d like to apologise, also, for the shocking title to this piece. Please read on and…don’t leave me this way-ay-ay.

All of this brew-ha-ha came about following this tweet by journalist Mikos Gouka.

Translated, the tweet says:

Crysencio Summerville can go to Leeds United. The attacker is allowed to leave Feyenoord and the English club from the Premier League is negotiating with Feyenoord about the transfer fee for the 18-year-old player.”

What could Leeds United expect?

Crysencio Summerville – ADO Den Haag 2019-20

The above graphic, courtesy of Smarterscout, shows his game actions for ADO Den Haag in last season’s Eredivisie competition where he made 21 appearances, gaining 1,488 minutes of time on the pitch. In this time, the talented teen flyer scored two goals and created 3 assists.

The graphic clearly shows his focus as a right-sided winger who drifts infield when he gets into the opposition half. What it also shows is that a high proportion of his passes are of a short length (blue blocks) with comparatively few being long (yellow blocks) or medium (green blocks) passes.

What the graphic also shows is that he isn’t afraid to loose off a shot at goal (white blocks), these being primarily clustered around the right-hand side of the penalty area.

What’s he like on a per 90 mins basis?

Per 90 mins allows you to look at the output of a player’s statistics condensed into what would be typical over a 90-minute period; the duration of a normal game. Based on his loan at Den Haag last season, here’s what Leeds United fans could expect from him:

  • Successful Dribbles – 1.9
  • Shots Taken -1.0
  • Passes Attempted – 12.6
  • Passes Completed – 8.7
  • Key Passes (chance creation)* – 0.8
  • Tackles Made – 1.2
  • Interceptions – 0.5

*what is of interest here is that 9.2% of his passes lead to chances for teammates. This suggests that he beats his man and has the ability to play that final pass.

Where would he fit?

He’d not likely be a signing for the first-team squad at Elland Road. The 18-year-old would likely be snapped up for the Under-21s for next season. He’s got top-tier experience in Holland and journalist Mikos Gouka says that Summerville is not signing a new deal at Feyenoord and, with only 10 months left of his current deal, could be snapped up for around €1m/£890,000.

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