'I share in the analysis': Bielsa says this could be 19-year-old Leeds youngster's breakthrough season
Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has backed Crysencio Summerville to make his breakthrough at Elland Road this season in Leeds Live.
Summerville has been one of the stars of Leeds United’s under-23 side for the past year, and his early showings this campaign have caught the eye.
The young winger scored in Leeds’ recent game against Crystal Palace, when he was a real livewire.
There are now high hopes for Summerville at Elland Road.
And when a journalist asked Bielsa at his press conference yesterday whether Summerville could make the jump up into the first-team this season, Bielsa agreed.
He said: “I share in the analysis you made, he’s one of the youngsters who has evolved the most. It’s what generates optimism but the most difficult thing is yet to be done.”
Those words are surely music to the ears of the tricky forward.
However, Bielsa is correct in his analysis that it could be difficult to break into Leeds’ team.
Leeds already have Jack Harrison, Raphinha, Ian Poveda and Rodrigo who all are comfortable playing out wide, so it could be difficult for the 19-year-old to dislodge any of them.
But it does seem as if he is now very much in first-team contention, and with Leeds starting the season poorly with a defeat, he may be considered if things don’t improve.