Summerville arrived at Elland Road in the summer of 2020 from Dutch outfit Feyenoord and kicked on with his development under the watchful eye of Under-23s boss Mark Jackson.


The winger left his boyhood club even before he broke through into the first team and was on the receiving end of criticism with some in his homeland suggesting that he made the move to Yorkshire just for money.



Summerville admitted that anyone can have an opinion about him but stressed he let his performances on the pitch answer his critics.


The 19-year-old also expressed his gratitude to his family for their support and his agents for standing by him and helping him make the right career choices.



“Nothing happens without a reason”, Summerville told Dutch daily the Algemeen Dagblad.


“God has so ordained it.



“And I feel so much trust from my family, who support me. I also see my agents as family.


“They were prepared to choose a course with me that the outside world was highly critical of.


“But we did. And that people have an opinion, that’s allowed.


“I let my feet speak. That’s how I talk.”


Summerville has earned game time in four of Leeds’ last five Premier League games and he is expected to at least feature on the bench against Norwich City on Sunday.