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What would Liverpool’s swoop for £4m-rated Leeds defender Leif Davis mean for the future of academy starlet Adam Lewis?

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What would Liverpool’s swoop for £4m-rated Leeds defender Leif Davis mean for the future of academy starlet Adam Lewis?

Liverpool and Bournemouth want Leif Davis.

Leeds United face a battle to hold onto talented teenager Leif Davis. According to The Sun, Liverpool and Bournemouth are weighing up a bid for Davis, who is rated at £4m.

Davis only joined Leeds last summer after moving from Morecambe. He was initially signed for the youth team but an injury crisis at the back handed him a first-team promotion.

Despite never playing for Morecambe’s senior team, the 19-year-old played five times for Leeds, who fell just short of promotion.

Now, Davis is attracting Premier League interest. And Liverpool are lining up the highly-rated young left-back as a back-up option to Andrew Robertson.

With Alberto Moreno leaving, Davis could be Liverpool’s second choice left-back. But this would be a kick in the teeth for one current academy player.

 

Adam Lewis is a very highly-rated youngster who has been shining in the U23 team. But Davis’ arrival could have an impact on Lewis’ future.

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There are several potential outcomes for Lewis if Davis joins. The first of which is that both players will compete to be Robertson’s deputy and the starting U23 left-back.

Alternatively, Lewis is comfortable playing further up the pitch. Perhaps the 19-year-old could make a permanent transition to the left wing if Davis arrives.

Another potential option is that Lewis leaves Anfield. If this is the case, Jurgen Klopp is likely to grant the England youth international a loan move, rather than permanently axe him.

Davis’ £4m arrival at Liverpool could have numerous implications on Lewis’ future. But the current Liverpool starlet remains an exciting talent and one to watch.

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