Leif Davis' Leeds United future is up in the air at the moment
Leif Davis’ Leeds United future is undecided at the moment, with it unclear if he will go out on loan or stay at Elland Road, according to Beren Cross.
The Leeds Live reporter, speaking in an interactive Q & A session, revealed that he “wasn’t sure on the plan” for Davis but that “he certainly needs game time”. He then claimed that Davis’ future would probably depend on what Marcelo Bielsa makes of his efforts in pre-season.
The 21-year-old was set to join Bournemouth on loan, but that deal has now collapsed, and Davis could have the opportunity to stake a first-team place [Football Insider].
What will happen to Davis?
This is a player who has impressed Bielsa in the past and has been described as “brilliant” by the Argentine [LeedsLive].
Then there is that famous video of Bielsa praising the left-back for his efforts in a pre-season game, so he is clearly someone who the Argentine likes.
However, is he really going to get into the first team ahead of Junior Firpo or Stuart Dallas? You would have to say this is unlikely, and a loan move to a Championship club might be the best way forward.
Davis is still young and has two years left on his contract at Elland Road, so he has time to gain a first-team place with the Whites.
The problem he faces this season is the arrival of Firpo and the continued excellence of Dallas in any position the Northern Irishman plays.
However, if he impresses in pre-season, Bielsa could give him a chance in the first team, so his future is in his hands, really.
Despite this, though, we can see Davis going to the Championship on loan at some point in the remainder of the transfer window.
In other Leeds United news, Ezgjan Alioski has had his say on the club’s latest release.