Leif Davis is one of the more highly-rated young players on the books at Leeds United and that is why he has featured in Marcelo Bielsa’s plans this season.
The 20-year-old left-back, who joined the Whites in 2018, made five appearances across all competitions before an injury and the coronavirus pandemic brought his season to a premature halt.
Davis underwent surgery on a knee injury in January and is expected to be fully fit by the time that football returns.
But the chances of him getting into Bielsa’s plans again are bound to be low due to the number of options the Argentine has at left-back.
Stuart Dallas has made that position in recent months while Leeds also have Barry Douglas and Ezgjan Alioski to play there. Gaetano Berardi and Luke Ayling have also been known to play in that position.
All of them might get a chance to play at left-back ahead of Davis, who is relatively inexperienced and would be returning to football having not played a senior match since November 9.
It would make a lot of sense for Leeds to send Davis out on loan once the transfer window re-opens because, as it stands, the Newcastle-born left-back has made just 10 first-team appearances in his entire career.
We’ve seen enough from Davis to suggest he could play for a club lower down in the Championship or at the top-end of League One so it will be interesting to see if Victor Orta agrees with that and finds a temporary home for the left-back while Leeds are, hopefully, a Premier League club.
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