Major Development Emerges In Leeds United Transfer Saga

Leeds United star Crysencio Summerville won’t be moving to the Amex Stadium this summer as negotiations with Brighton and Hove Albion have broken down, according to TEAMtalk.

The Dutchman has registered interest from a number of top clubs, including Premier League giants Liverpool and Chelsea, while transfer expert Fabrizio Romano recently revealed that his name popped up during Paris Saint-Germain’s negotiations with the agent of Feyenoord’s Lutsharel Geertruida as the two players share the same representative.

However, it was the Seagulls who were reportedly leading the race for Summerville’s signature after he scored 21 goals and recorded 10 assists in 49 appearances last season. Leeds slapped a £30 million price tag on his back and it seemed as though Summerville was on his way to the south coast after the two clubs held negotiations over a possible transfer.

Nevertheless, TEAMtalk are now claiming that Brighton won’t be his next destination as discussions between the two English sides have not progressed. Perhaps interest in acquiring the 22-year-old will increase from other suitors with Brighton out of the running.

Upon missing out on promotion following a 1-0 defeat to Southampton in the play-off final, Leeds United have found themselves in a tricky financial situation. The club were left with a £190 million debt in outstanding credit from player purchases, hence why several players have already left Elland Road before the campaign officially commences.

Archie Gray was sold to Tottenham Hotspur in a deal worth between £30-40 million, as per BBC Sport, while Joe Rodon headed in the opposite direction, signing for the Whites on a permanent basis. Furthermore, Luis Sinisterra, Marc Roca, Charlie Cresswell and Diego Llorente have all been moved on for transfer fees. Summerville will likely be one of the next names to leave Elland Road this summer.

Writer’s View

Summerville was only ever going to stay at Leeds United if the club managed to earn promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking. After the loss at Wembley, keeping the winger in the squad ahead of the 2024/25 campaign seems like an impossible task.

A move to Brighton looked like a good career choice for the prolific attacker. The Seagulls have proven themselves to be masters at signing young players for relatively low fees, developing them further before selling them on for large profits. It was a deal that would have worked for all parties but there seems to have been a change of heart from either Leeds, Brighton or the player himself.

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