By Pranav Shahaney

26th Jul, 2022 | 6:40am

Leeds United sale of Leif Davis should mean new left-back set to arrive

Leeds United will surely be planning to rope in a left-back before this transfer window closes after the sale of Leif Davis on July 25.

Last season ended with Stuart Dallas sustaining a long-term injury and Junior Firpo picked up an injury before the start of the pre-season tour.

This meant that all eyes were on Davis for the games in Australia as it looked like he was going to stay put at Elland Road with another left-back signing looking unlikely.

However, the Whites did not see the 22-year-old as part of their first-team plans this season or for the future as they made an ultimate decision.

They announced on Monday evening that the Englishman has moved to Ipswich Town on a permanent deal and wished him good luck for his future.

As things stand, Leeds have no available first-team left-back for their upcoming games and this surely means that they’ve got someone in mind to replace Davis.

Whether or not the said player will be an upgrade on Firpo, remains to be seen, but as long as he can be a left-back in the playing XI, he’s going to be a key addition.

Firpo himself did not have the best of starts to life in the Premier League and will benefit from that added competition for his starting spot in the team.

Leeds cannot afford to keep relying on ageing Dallas who’s recovering from a long-term injury to play out of position and someone needs to step up and make that role his own.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have submitted a fresh bid to sign their first-choice target this summer as a Champions League club has pulled out of the deal.