Nottingham Forest and AZ Alkmaar will do battle for Leeds forward Crysencio Summerville, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The 20-year-old has just a year to run on his existing deal at Elland Road and they could be forced to cash in.

It’s thought that other clubs are exploring the possibility of signing the versatile forward too.

Leeds want to keep Summerville beyond his existing deal and they’re working on an extension.

Summerville made four appearances for the Whites last season as they endured a pretty turbulent campaign.

Forest battle for Summerville
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He was a more frequent performer in the under-23 outfit, scoring six goals and claiming one assist from 12 games.

Summerville checked in at Leeds in 2020 from Feyenoord and he’s become an important part of the under-23 squad.

The speed demon typically operates on the left-wing, although he is capable of playing in other attacking positions

It seems likely that if he does leave he will want to join a club where the pathway is clear to the senior team.

Perhaps the 20-year-old has a desire for more first-team football during 2022/23 and that’s putting him off an extension with Leeds.

Summerville will feel that his performances for the under-23s warrant more opportunities at first-team level.

With nine subs to be named in the Premier League, Forest will want plenty of strength in depth and Summerville could help in that sense.

Forest battle for Summerville and he could star at the City Ground

Summerville is an exciting player and he possesses the speed to terrify defenders.

Interestingly, the player has the same agent as five Forest players.

Scott McKenna, Joe Lolley, Sam Surridge and Jack Colback are represented by Wasserman who have Summerville as a client.

Riley Harbottle is also on their books.

The Leeds man may arrive as an unknown quantity but landing him would be a sound investment in the future.

Rumour rating: 6/10 – this is quite an exciting one but has one eye on the future rather than the here and now.

It wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Forest go for him and then stick him in the under-23s to start with.

Forest battle for Summerville
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However, given the higher quota of substitutes, he could get some game time in the first team.

It’s good to see Forest still try and sign a certain type of player following their promotion.

Young players clearly look to be the order of the day and as a result, Summerville could prove a useful addition.

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