By Mark Smith

17th Aug, 2020 | 7:30pm

'We understand' - Regional outlet details interest from club in Leeds defender

A number of young Leeds United players are expected to head out on loan over the next season.

Many academy talents made the jump to help Marcelo Bielsa’s side secure promotion to the Premier League, but it appears they will now get the chance to move elsewhere.

The Athletic journalist Phil Hay recently named Robbie Gotts, Jordan Stevens and Alfie McCalmont as three who could leave on loan.

Another one mentioned was Leif Davis.

The Mirror, via the Stoke Sentinal, reported on Sunday that the Potters were among a number of clubs interested in the young left-back and that Leeds saw the Championship side as an ideal location next season.

Portsmouth were also named as a possible destination, and that reported interest has been confirmed by a regional outlet.

The News have detailed on their website that the 20-year-old could make the move to Fratton Park if available.

“We understand Leif Davis is a player Pompey are pursuing this summer,” they wrote.

Davis has certainly caught our attention since his arrival from Morecambe, with his pace and power a real asset down the left-hand side at times.

With Stuart Dallas, Barry Douglas and Ezgjan Alioski all ahead of the youngster in the pecking order, it makes perfect sense for a loan next season.

The 20-year-old only completed 13 minutes in the 19/20 Championship campaign, and both Stoke and Portsmouth would definitely be able to guarantee more minutes.

This is certainly one of many different loan exits that could happen before October’s deadline.

In other Leeds United news, Adrian Durham has claimed that this forward is absolutely made for the Whites