Breaking: Leeds United is anticipated to sign an outstanding player to replace Summerville…

LEEDS, ENGLAND - MAY 16: Daniel Farke the head coach / manager of Leeds United celebrates at full time during the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between Leeds United and Norwich City at Elland Road on May 16, 2024 in Leeds, England.(Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Last time out in the Championship, Leeds United will reflect on the latter stages of the regular season and lament some terrible outcomes, especially at home at Elland Road, where Daniel Farke’s team – for the most part – thumped their opponents throughout the campaign.

Ipswich Town took the final spot near the top after a six-point gap opened up, but Leeds’ hopes of automatic promotion were killed by back-to-back results like the 1-0 home loss to Blackburn Rovers and the 0-0 draw with Sunderland at the beginning of April. Leeds lost out on some vital points as a result.

Leeds could land "incredible" Summerville replacement in shock move

Consequently, the West Yorkshire team would choke on the biggest stage in the play-off final. This is expected to have a significant impact this summer, as many players from Farke’s nearly-men group could be moved, including Crysencio Summerville.

But, Summerville’s departure would give Leeds a sizable quantity of money to work with, which would lead to the completion of a surprise attack. The Whites’ newfound ties to Red Bull would also probably be helpful.

Leeds is expected to recruit a surprise player.

Simon Grayson, the former manager of Leeds, boldly declared that Jack Clarke would be a “incredible” addition to the Whites, even though he is unlikely to ever sign.

Grayson declared: “Jack Clarke will need to join a Premier League team after his outstanding season at Sunderland. He was previously forced to be sold by Leeds due to financial difficulties, but he would be a fantastic acquisition.”

With the dynamic Sunderland winger strongly considering a summer transfer to the Premier League, this would undoubtedly be a statement purchase from the Whites, and it would be a thrilling Elland Road reunion.

However, if Leeds’ bank account experiences a sudden influx of funds, the Championship team might be inclined to explore the possibility of a surprise acquisition, given that Clarke is reportedly valued at £15 million following an impressive individual season with the wobbly Black Cats last year.

That’s only £5 million more than Leeds received for the wide-eyed young player when they sold him to Tottenham Hotspur back in 2019. Leeds wanted to cash in on the player after an uneventful period in the senior squad during which he made just 28 appearances and contributed just four goals.

Considered “one of the best wingers in the division” by the Second Tier Podcast at the beginning of the previous season, he may prove to be the ideal successor to the magnificent Dutchman given his impressive performance throughout the second-tier campaign.

Why Clarke would be the ideal Summerville substitute

The erratic number ten for Leeds is going to be difficult to replace, and if he does decide to walk on, his absence will definitely be felt the next season.

But when you look at their similarities, Clarke might be the finest alternative to the former Feyenoord young star now available on the market, according to FBRef.

Summerville’s output from just Sunderland’s season last year was extremely impressive, with the enthusiastic Whites winger contributing 31 goals in all competitions. However, the numbers in the above table indicate that Clarke’s game might improve if he plays with players like Georginio Rutter the following season.

As seen above, the former Leeds player outperforms the Dutchman in a few crucial categories despite playing for a Sunderland team that finished below the midway point.

Clarke, the main attacker for the Black Cats, could therefore successfully cover the vacuum left by Summerville, with the energetic Dutchman able to produce long-range screamers like the one above against Watford.

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