Portsmouth are said to be stepping up interest in making a summer move for Leeds United youngster Leif Davis, according to a report in the Daily Mirror as cited by Yorkshire Evening Post.
Pompey boss Kenny Jackett will attempt to use the summer transfer window to bolster his squad options and one area in particular that needs strengthening is at left-back.
Lee Brown is the only senior option at left-back currently on the books with the League One side, after he signed a new deal with the club earlier this month.
A desire to add competition to Brown next season has now seen the former Premier League club linked with a move for Davis.
Leeds United academy product Davis has made 10 first team appearances for the Elland Road side with five of those appearances coming last season during which the Yorkshire club secured promotion to the Premier League.
Despite being handed chances by Marcelo Bielsa, Davis faces competition from the likes of Stuart Dallas, Barry Douglas and Ezgjan Alioski.
Championship side Stoke City are also reportedly keen on making a summer move for the 20-year-old.
With the likes of Stuart Dallas, Barry Douglas and Ezgjan Alioski all available at Leeds United at left-back, Davis’ chances of first team football in the Premier League would be few and far between.
The fact Bielsa only wants to allow the youngster to leave on loan suggests he has a solid reputation at Elland Road though and this could be a smart piece of business if Portsmouth can secure a temporary deal.
Indeed, it would not break the bank to get him through the door, which is vital taking into account the salary cap that has recently been introduced for League One clubs.
Do you think Davis would be a good addition to Pompey’s squad? Let us know in the comment section below…
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience