€20m rated forward can’t be bought by Chelsea for a very clear reasons despite late night report

Chelsea have tonight been linked with a bid for Leeds midfielder Crysencio Summerville.

The winger is valued at €20m by TransferMarkt, but looks set to fetch twice that if he moves this summer. Mike McGrath’s late evening special comes in with news of four teams “circling” the winger, with £30m cited as the likely price.

That seems reasonable – still just 22, Summerville top scored in the Championship for a strong Leeds side (bagging 19 goals in 43 games) and looks more than ready to step up now the Whites have missed out on promotion.

Chelsea are put in the mix along with Liverpool, who seem a much more likely destination for the Dutchman. He’s got two years left on his contact, and Leeds have likely accepted that selling him now is sadly their best option. Given what we’ve seen less proven players move for, £30m is a very reasonable aim if multiple teams get into the mix.

Crysenscio Summerville celebrates a Leeds goal.

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Summerville has played mainly as a left winger, cutting inside onto his strong foot, with the ability to play down the right side as a more traditional winger too.

Chelsea have Mykhailo Mudryk playing on the left, with Raheem Sterling and possibly even Carney Chukwuemeka and Christopher Nkunku and Nicolas Jackson all likely to end up with minutes there. It’s impossible to see Summerville fitting in without at least one of them being sold, and at the moment it’s hard to see how any of them are sold. So for now we’ll rate this one as slightly unlikely.

Let’s not forget, we’ve got Omari Hutchinson and a crop of South American talent on loan or incoming. Without selling, it just makes no sense to buy more players in as it stands.

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