Nottingham Forest tried desperately to sign Leeds United forward Crysencio Summerville, according to The Athletic.

The Whites starlet’s future was up in the air during the summer.

Although he has a contract until 2026 now, he was keen to move on if he wasn’t going to play regularly.

Summerville roared to prominence on Saturday when he scored a last-gasp winner for Leeds at Anfield.

Prior to this season, however, he’s found first-team football hard to come by.

Forest tried to sign Summerville
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As a result, there were some moments when it appeared as though he might leave Elland Road in the summer.

Anderlecht were linked with a move but it appears Forest were desperately keen to add him to their ranks.

It’s claimed by The Athletic that the Reds were aggressive in their pursuit to sign him and wanted to buy him.

Forest were keen to sign some new forwards and were also keen to add players of a certain age to the squad.

Summerville looks like a very useful player for the future and Forest fancied making him part of their squad.

The player can operate on either flank or through the middle and he’s starring at Leeds right now.

During 2022/23, he’s scored twice and is learning with each game he plays under Jesse Marsch.

Forest tried to sign Summerville

It really is sod’s law that Forest wanted to sign the youngster and then he goes on to play a lead role in Marsch’s team.

He’s now getting regular game time and keeping him looks like an inspired decision.

Forest did manage to add some quality players of their own but Summerville would have been very useful.

Forest tried to sign Summerville
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The player has an unbelievable turn of pace and is showing this season that he can play in the Premier League.

Forest were likely in the market for a lot of players during the summer.

They added 22 new players and every day it seemed as though they were linked with several new recruits.

Summerville it seems was fancied by the club and looking at it now, it’s a shame the deal couldn’t be struck.

Former Forest star Patricl Bamford is a nig fan of Summerville.

Back in September 2022, he called the player ‘really good’, following an under-21 performance against Southampton.

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