Report plays down talk of Leeds United attacker’s January departure

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Reports that Blackburn Rovers are interested in signing Leeds United winger, Crysencio Summerville, have been described as ‘wide of the mark’.

Leeds are on the lookout for signings to bolster Marcelo Bielsa’s threadbare squad this month, but there’s speculation bubbling that some of the club’s leading U23s may be allowed to move on.

It was claimed that having lost Ian Poveda to a season-ending injury during his loan spell from Leeds, that Blackburn instead wanted to take on Summerville.

Despite those links, the Lancashire Telegraph have outlined that reports linking Blackburn with a move to sign Summerville this window are ‘wide of the mark’.

Summerville, 20, has made eight appearances for Leeds across all competitions this season, including five in the Premier League.

He’s continued to drop a number of impressive U23 appearances in the process, including a hat-trick last week against Sunderland.

However, his links away from the club coincide with Leeds reportedly allowing Cody Drameh to leave for Cardiff City on a loan deal until the end of the season.

It makes very little sense for Leeds to be letting any of their leading U23s leave in the transfer window.

As it is, it seems that Drameh is looking likely to be heading for the exit door, which should automatically rule Summerville out of a move.

There’s no way that Bielsa can afford to lose him in the January transfer window, even if a loan move would be beneficial for his development.

The 20-year-old is getting cameos in the first-team and, it’s got to be said, he’s doing really well when he gets those opportunities.

Leeds need to be blooding him even more between now and the end of the season.