Leif Davis has completed a move to Bournemouth on loan from Leeds United. The left-back has fallen down the pecking order ever since Leeds gained promotion to the Premier League – and the signing of Junior Firpo has seen him fall again. But has he now played his last Leeds game?
Davis, 21, managed just four senior appearances for Leeds last season. Two appearances came in the Premier League, but for just a combined 31 minutes. The form of Stuart Dallas, and then Gjanni Alioski at left-back, saw ‘very good Davis’ stand no chance. Instead, he was a regular with the 23’s.
Why Davis has played his last game for Leeds, after Bournemouth move
First of all, a move to Bournemouth is a stunning move for Davis. The Cherries have just sold left-back Diego Rico to Real Sociedad – and Davis comes in as his replacement, initially on a season-long loan. But that is why Davis might never play for Leeds again – as a permanent clause is included.
The defender, who only ever played 14 times at senior level for Leeds throughout the early stages of his career, could join Bournemouth permanently. Leeds confirmed the clause on their website. His first loan could end up being a move beyond next summer.
The chances are that he will play for Bournemouth and if he continues the improved form he was showing with the 23’s – they will surely make a deal permanent next summer. Davis, then, looks as if he has played his last game for Leeds – and the future for the defender is at Bournemouth.