By Craig Scott

4th Mar, 2020 | 8:30pm

Reliable journalist dispells international rumour about Leeds player with one-word tweet

Leeds United defender Leif Davis is not eligible to play for Wales despite rumours suggesting he is, according to Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth.

Davis, 20, was born in Newcastle and before being signed by Leeds for £50,000 from Morecambe in 2018, the youngster played for the famous Wallsend Boys Club, which produced the likes of Alan Shearer, Peter Beardsley, Steve Bruce and Michael Carrick.

Andrew Ferguson was a scout for Sheffield Wednesday who was working with the Wallsend Boys Club and he suggested that the Owls should sign Davis after being impressed by what he saw of him.

As quoted by the Sheffield Star in December, Ferguson claimed that Davis is eligible to play for Wales.

“If I could put a bet on that he’d play for England, or Wales – I think he has links on his mum’s side – I would,” said Ferguson.

However, Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Smyth has now rubbished that rumour in a one-word tweet after a Welsh Leeds fan asked him if it’s true about the possibility of being eligible for Wales.

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You would think that Ferguson would have had a better idea about Davis if he had been scouting him while he was younger. However you must admit, his name does sound a bit Welsh.

Still, it has no impact on Leeds who still have a good young left-back on their books and just the fact that he’s been tipped to play international football one day is a major plus.

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