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Report: Leeds set to loan Leif Davis out; Stoke and Portsmouth keen

Leeds United are considering loaning Leif Davis out for the coming season, with the Sunday Mirror (16/9; page 64) reporting that Stoke City and Portsmouth want the 20-year-old.

Davis is one of a number of exciting young players who have caught the eye during Marcelo Bielsa’s tenure at Elland Road. He made his debut in the dramatic 3-2 win at Aston Villa in 2018 having been drafted into the side at the very last minute.

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He has since gone on to make a further nine appearances. Leeds confirmed last November that he had been rewarded with a new contract that is set to run until 2023.

However, with the Whites now gearing up for the Premier League, it appears that Davis will be given the chance to leave on loan for the coming campaign.

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The Sunday Mirror (16/9; page 64) reports that Pompey and the Potters hope to sign the 20-year-old. And it is suggested that it is the latter who lead the race with Michael O’Neill’s men playing at a higher level.

TBR View: Loan for Davis makes a lot of sense for Leeds

Left-back was a real weak area for Leeds before Bielsa’s arrival. Now however, the Whites boss has a number of options to pick from.

And unfortunately, that has meant that Davis has had to be patient. So a loan move for the youngster looks to be the right move from the Championship title-winners.

He has shown that he boasts a lot of potential. And playing regularly will surely boost his chances of realising that full potential.

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