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Report details historical transfer update that suggests Leeds United player a long-term EFL target

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AFC Bournemouth have previously been interested in signing Leif Davis from Leeds United on a permanent deal, as reports linking the Cherries with a fresh approach continue to linger. 

Leeds boss, Marcelo Bielsa, could only hand two cameo appearances in the Premier League last season and reports at the start of this week have suggested that Bournemouth are keen to add him to Scott Parker’s squad on loan ahead of the Championship campaign.

A report from the Yorkshire Evening Post has played down that a move to Bournemouth is imminent for Davis, with Leeds yet to make a decision on what the future holds for the left-back.

They also discuss how Bournemouth made an enquiry to sign Davis permanently form Elland Road a couple of months ago, something that never materialised.

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Davis was picked up by Leeds back in the summer of 2018, with the recruitment team at Elland Road spotting his talent whilst he was on the books with Morecambe.

Bielsa has handed him one league start, which came in 2018’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa, whilst Davis has made a further eight appearances from the bench in the league. Alongside that, the 21-year-old has made five appearances in the domestic cup competitions.

The Verdict 

Given this information, we shouldn’t be surprised to see Bournemouth chasing another deal to sign Davis this summer.

Even before the appointment of Parker, Davis is clearly someone that’s been catching the eye on the South Coast, with his lack of game time at Elland Road over the last couple of years sure to be driving that interest.

Leeds still rate Davis highly, though. Whether or not they’d allow a loan deal, let alone a permanent deal, is still up in the air as Ezgjan Alioski’s departure has left Leeds short of an option despite Junior Firpo’s arrival.

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Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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