Radrizzani lauds Summerville in reaction to Leeds starlet's new contract
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Radrizzani lauds Summerville in reaction to Leeds starlet's new contract

Andrea Radrizzani has lauded Crysencio Summerville on Instagram in reaction to the youngster signing a new contract with Leeds United this week.

Leeds fans were handed a huge boost on Tuesday. The Whites announced that they had agreed new deals with three of their brightest prospects, including Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood.

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The third name was obviously Summerville. Summerville is now set to stay at Elland Road until 2026. Interestingly, he has now taken the number 10 shirt vacated by Raphinha.

Summerville signing a new contract may come as a surprise to some. He has been ‘unbelievable‘ for the under-23s ever since his arrival. But he has not quite been able to break into the first-team fold in the same way Gelhardt and Greenwood have.

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In fact, Marcelo Bielsa disclosed that Summerville wanted to leave on loan in January. However, under Jesse Marsch, he has been able to move forward. And it now seems that he is in line to take on a role in the senior squad.

Summerville has now taken to Instagram to express his delight at signing the new contract. And amongst those to reply was the club’s chairman, Radrizzani.

The Italian was full of praise for the 20-year-old…

Radrizzani reaction to Summerville contract

Radrizzani lauds Summerville in reaction to new Leeds contract

Summerville is definitely going to be one player to look out for this year. Leeds have several wide options, with Luis Sinisterra coming in to compete with Jack Harrison and Daniel James.

So Summerville does not have a clear path to the first-team fold by any means. But Marsch put his faith in him at times last season.

And the taking of the number 10 jersey is definitely a statement of intent.

Certainly, Radrizzani is amongst those backing Summerville for success at Leeds.

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