Leif Davis has suggested that he intends to return to Leeds United before the end of the season to say a proper goodbye after an emotional exit earlier in the campaign.
Davis was speaking to The Athletic after an outstanding season with Ipswich Town. The left-back helped the Tractor Boys to promotion to the Championship, providing a staggering 14 assists.
Only Kevin De Bruyne and Lionel Messi have contributed more across Europe’s top five leagues. It certainly raises a question over whether Leeds made the right decision letting him go last summer.
Leif Davis opens up on Leeds exit last summer
In fairness, Leif Davis went into this campaign off the back of an underwhelming loan spell with Bournemouth in the Championship.
But Jesse Marsch did have him in the fold heading into pre-season. However, Leeds ultimately gave him the green light to leave for Portman Road for £1.5 million.
Davis has now opened up on how hard it was to leave.
“It was upsetting. I remember having a tear in my eye because of all the friends I had made at Leeds,” he told The Athletic. It was a hard decision for me. But I needed to play regular games. It was no good for me to be sitting on the bench in the Premier League.”
He then suggested that he plans to return to Leeds in the near future to see his old teammates.
“Everything happened so quickly with the move, I never had the chance to say goodbye to everyone properly.”
There is a chance that Leeds could be coming up against Davis next season. Ipswich have booked their return to the second tier. And the Whites have work to do to ensure that they are not in the same division next year.
Leeds have had another tough year at left-back. Junior Firpo had his best spell in a Leeds shirt in recent months. But his performance on Saturday showed why you can never really fully rely on the 26-year-old.
And with no obvious backup, selling Davis arguably looks like another poor decision from the Leeds hierarchy.