Leeds United set to sell Leif Davis as terms agreed with EFL club
Leif Davis is nearing the end of his time at Leeds United with League One outfit Ipswich Town agreeing terms with the Whites, according to Leeds Live.
The 22-year-old is currently the only fit left-back at the club with Junior Firpo on the physio’s bench but having been given the chance to impress in pre-season, Jesse Marsch has decided that he is not good enough to start in the Premier League.
As a result, the Tractor Boys, who have been after Davis for a while, are now set to take the Newcastle-born defender down to Suffolk ahead of their League One campaign starting on Saturday.
The deal is expected to be finalised and announced this week to ensure that Davis is eligible to play that first game of the 2022-23 campaign but it does leave a gap in the Leeds United squad.
Leeds Live say that the club are actively searching for reinforcements at left-back but if no new player arrives, then Leo Hjelde, Pascal Struijk and Jack Harrison are the current three most likely to play there until a resolution is sorted.
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Davis is unlikely to be good enough to play regularly in the Premier League having been rarely used by Bournemouth in their Championship promotion-winning season last year but Victor Orta needed to hold off for a little bit longer.
If he does go before the Premier League season starts at home to Wolves on 6 August, Marsch’s side will be a lot weaker unless they can rush through a purchase in the meantime.
What the Leeds director of football should have done is agree to the deal but delay the signing of any documents until they have got a replacement in so they could at least have a left-back for the curtain-raiser.
Wolves are also not a team you want to have makeshift full-backs against with Pedro Neto and Adama Traore perhaps two of the most exhilarating wingers to watch in the Premier League.
Time is getting very short now before the taking stops and the walking starts and Leeds can’t wait too much longer before making their move.
In other Leeds United news, there is unrest on the continent as a club advisor and manager are at loggerheads due to the future of a striker Orta really wants to sign.