Leeds United are closing in on a deal to sell Leif Davis to Ipswich Town, with Leeds Live reporting that terms have been agreed between the two clubs.
Davis’ imminent exit may come as a surprise to some following the Whites’ pre-season tour to Australia. The 22-year-old was given a good chance in the wake of Junior Firpo sustaining an injury before the trip.
He did give away a penalty against Aston Villa. But Davis received plenty of minutes while away. And Firpo is not expected to be involved in the first few weeks of the campaign.
So some may have expected Davis to stick around. However, that is not going to be the case.
Leeds Live reports that terms have now been agreed with Ipswich for Davis. The defender is set to move to Portman Road on a permanent deal ahead of the final year of his contract.
Leeds agree deal with Ipswich for Leif Davis
Davis is perhaps a little unlucky. Whenever he featured for the first-team at Elland Road, he seemed to do reasonably well. However, opportunities have always been a little difficult to come by.
The signs seemed to be ominous when he returned from his loan spell at Bournemouth. Had he done well at the Vitality Stadium, the Cherries would have likely kept him permanently.
However, that was somewhat forgotten as he was given a fresh chance in Australia. Unfortunately, Jesse Marsch has decided to let Davis leave imminently.
We hope that that decision will help pave the way towards Leeds signing a new left-back. Firpo has plenty to prove and the Whites do not have an out-and-out replacement waiting in the wings.
What we do know is that Davis’ time with the club appears to be over.