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Leeds United will hope Leif Davis follows in recent left-back footsteps

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Leeds United will hope Leif Davis follows in recent left-back footsteps

Leeds United have brought in a young left-back from Morecambe.

Leeds United have snapped up a promising talent for the future with the signature of Leif Davis from Morecambe. The 18-year-old has joined the club on a three-year deal and will go straight into the development team at Elland Road.

The talented full-back will now hopefully follow in the footsteps of the last two graduates to come through the system at Leeds.

He will be taking the place of Tom Pearce in the development team. He was in fine form at the end of last season after making his breakthrough at Leeds. He went on to earn his first England under-21 cap this summer at the Toulon Tournament.

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Leeds had to battle to keep him this summer, with Premier League sides keen on him due to his expiring contract. In the end, they convinced him to stay and Leeds fans will be hoping that Pearce can play a part in the proceedings next season.

Before that, there was Charlie Taylor. The talented full-back became a star for the Leeds first-team. However, when his contract expired he moved on. Taylor, fed up with the troubles at Leeds and with the chance of playing Premier League football, joined Burnley last summer.

It seems Tyler Denton, another left-back graduate, is now sticking around and it will be interesting to see what progress he might make next season.

But if Davis can be as effective as the latter two in particular then Leeds will be pleased with the signing.

Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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