Leeds confirm signing of teenage left-back prospect

Date published: Wednesday 4th July 2018 3:40 - James Marshment


Leeds United have signed 18-year-old left-back Leif Davis from League Two side Morecambe.

The teenager has joined on a deal until 2021 and will go straight into their development squad with a view to pushing for a first-team place in the future.

Speaking about joining Leeds, the player told the club’s official site: “I’m absolutely buzzing to sign, it is a privilege to be here and I can’t wait to get started.

“It was a great experience to be at a professional club in Morecambe and it has been a stepping stone to get to where I am now, it shows if you put the hard work in, you can get the rewards.

“I was a two year scholar at Morecambe and whilst I didn’t make my debut, I was training with the first team week in week out.

“I’m a modern-day attacking left-back and I love getting forwards, my aim is to play in the first team one day and hopefully I can do well here and progress.

“Playing with better players makes you a better player, the facilities at Thorp Arch are amazing and I can’t wait for the season to get underway.”

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The player becomes the second arrival of the Marcelo Bielsa era, with Lewis Baker arriving at the weekend on a season’s loan from Chelsea.

The club are also in talks with Derby over an £11million deal to sign forward Matej Vydra, who was recently left off the Rams’ pre-season training camp to Tenerife.


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