Leeds United full-back Leif Davis is close to sealing a season-long loan switch to Sky Bet Championship side Bournemouth [Football Insider].
The Lowdown: Leeds United gear up for 2021/22
Moving into 2021/22, many Whites supporters will be excited to see how Marcelo Bielsa looks to improve on his side’s impressive ninth placed finish last time out.
Making moves in the transfer market, Leeds have acquired winger Jack Harrison from Manchester City permanently and also added left-back Junior Firpo from Barcelona respectively [Transfermarkt].
The arrival of Firpo may now have paved the way for the summer departure of one of his positional counterparts.
Should Leeds United have kept Davis for 2021/22?
The Latest: Davis in advanced talks with Bournemouth over loan switch
As it stands, Bournemouth are said to be in advanced talks to bring 21-year-old Davis to the Vitality Stadium this summer [Football Insider]. A Leeds source has told the outlet that a deal is close.
Marcelo Bielsa has given the go-ahead for a deal to be done, citing the youngster’s need to play regular first-team football.
Davis is primarily a left-sided defender, however can come inside and deputise at centre-back when need be.
The Verdict: Positive move for all parties
On reflection, this deal represents agreeable business for Leeds United and Bournemouth, as well as the player himself.
In need of senior experience, the opportunity for Davis to frequently play in the English second-tier will undoubtedly enrich his footballing credentials.
In 2020/21, the Newcastle-born man made 18 appearances combined for Leeds United and Leeds United Under-23’s [Transfermarkt].
In his short time in the senior side, Davis recorded an excellent 89.5% passing accuracy, showing his ability to distribute the ball effectively in Bielsa’s fast-paced system [WhoScored].
Once labelled as ‘brilliant’ by the manager, Davis’ temporary switch could facilitate him with the platform to expand on his evident qualities and come back ready to stake a claim for Elland Road starting eleven action [Leeds Live].
In other news, Leeds United are keen on signing a La Liga goalkeeper.
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