Everton are interested in signing Leeds United’s Crysencio Summerville.
That’s according to The Telegraph, who report that the Toffees are eager to take advantage of the Whites’ relegation and snap up the winger.
It is believed that Leeds would only demand around £12 million for his signature this summer, although they would make a significant profit on the £1.3m fee they coughed up in 2020.
Summerville burst onto the scene at Elland Road last season, scoring four goals in 28 appearances in the Premier League.
The Dutchman netted four goals in four games before the World Cup, but failed to score since as they were relegated to the Championship.
Despite his goal drought, Summerville received plenty of praise for his displays in the top flight.
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Speaking during Sky Sports‘ coverage of Leeds vs Manchester United in February, Micah Richards said: “It’s just that clinical edge but he’s [Summerville] been brilliant the way he’s making them runs. Takes a really good touch but it’s really good defending getting back there from Malacia.”
While Leeds see Summerville as a useful asset in the second tier, Everton have named him on their shortlist of forwards they are targeting this summer.
Crysencio Summerville would be a sensible signing for Everton
While Summerville’s stats last season weren’t exactly eye-catching, the forward certainly put on some brilliant performances for Leeds.
Having only turned 21 in October, the Feyenoord academy product clearly has bags of potential and could become a very special player for Everton if they use him wisely.
While Summerville isn’t the out-and-out striker they desire, he could add the burst of energy and agility the Toffees need to liven up their attack next season.
At only £12m, Summerville could be an absolute steal for the Merseyside club.