Leif Davis leaves Leeds to join League One side
Monday, 25th Jul 2022 22:24 by Lucas Monk
Leeds United have allowed left-back Leif Davis to complete a permanent switch to Ipswich Town.
Newcastle-born Davis, 22, joined Leeds from Morecambe in July 2018 and initially featured for the club's under-23 side. After several impressive performances, he made his first-team debut in United's enthralling 3-2 victory at Aston Villa in December that year after Barry Douglas fell ill prior to kick-off. Thereafter he regularly featured in matchday squads but struggled to establish himself as a real presence in the starting lineup.
Having accrued just 14 senior appearances for Leeds, Davis joined Bournemouth on loan for the 2021-22 Championship season. He failed to make an impact for the Cherries and played in a mere 12 of their 46 league fixtures. Today's announcement, quite understandably, did not meet with a great deal of surprise.
Ipswich, who finished 11th in League One last season, have signed Davis, whose United deal had been due to expire in 2023, on a three-year contract with the option of a further year. The Tractor Boys have reportedly paid Leeds a fee in excess of £1m, though neither club has disclosed the exact sum.
The departure notably leaves Leeds short of options in the left-back position with there being little depth beyond Junior Firpo, who is currently sidelined with an injury. It would be astonishing if they were not to rectify this in the coming weeks, but concrete links to prospective signings in this area have so far been few and far between.
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