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Local Lad Signs New Deal With Leeds To 2023


Newcastle born Leif Davis has signed a new deal with Leeds United. The Wallsend Boys Club product agreed terms to extend his stay at Elland Road until the summer of 2023. His old contract was due to expire in 2021.

Davis, at just 19, is one of Leeds’ most promising young talents. He joined the club in 2018 for a modest fee from Morecambe.

The youngster is an attacking left-back who has also played at center-back under Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa. He has made 9 appearances for Leeds since making his debut against Aston Villa last December.

Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley recently spoke about how he wants to make sure Newcastle find and sign the best local talent in the area. After Matty Longstaff made his debut against Manchester United, this is what Charnley said:

“We want to be the best academy in the region. Between nine and 16, it will be an academy with boys predominantly from the local area. There will be exceptions, but, generally, it will be local.

“People say it might be because of this reason (not wanting to spend money) or that, but it’s not. It’s a conscious decision to get local boys because we want local boys to see what’s happened with Paul (Dummett), Sean and Matty, and say that’s who they want to be.

“They’ll know, if they’re good enough and work hard enough, they’ll get an opportunity at their hometown club. That’s what we want.”

We think Newcastle should cast their net a little wider and try to be the best Academy in England. However, it starts with finding and signing the best local lads.

Leif Davis is one of those that Newcastle have missed out on. While he has not yet made a breakthrough as a regular for Leeds, he is certainly headed in the right direction.


20 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 12, 2019 at 6:44 AM

    Comment #1

    The blog is banning mass debate??!!

    That is one in the eye for the lonely old creeps on the internet. I am not sure how it will go down with those who struggle to interact publically.

    1
  • Jib

    Nov 12, 2019 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #2

    I wonder if Denis Wise advised Leif Davis to go to
    Morecambe.

    Think about it
    😛

    5
  • JohnJ

    Nov 12, 2019 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #3

    Jib at No 2

    A bit early in the day – I did have to think about it! Ha Ha ???

    2
  • JohnJ

    Nov 12, 2019 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #4

    ??? = 🙂 🙂 🙂

    0
  • JohnJ

    Nov 12, 2019 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #5

    ??? = 🙂 🙂 🙂 ………

    0
  • Jib

    Nov 12, 2019 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #6

    JohnJ
    The real story is young Davis was noticed by Liverpool
    whilst at Wallsend and advised to go to the Morecambe
    academy which is one of their feeders but Leeds nipped in.

    He’s had handful of first team appearances already and Marcelo Bielsa
    really rates him.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 12, 2019 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #7

    Lindisfarne,
    I think the Bo Cor and Brx words are banned and rightly so. I’m sure the Guardisn have a lively blog of their own for that kind of stuff.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 12, 2019 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #8

    Ha ha, yes they are, the C word anyway.

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  • Jib

    Nov 12, 2019 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #9

    Dem and Rep
    Lab and Con
    are also filtered

    1
  • Jib

    Nov 12, 2019 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #10

    I guess it may be a general political filter
    which is fair enough.
    Wtf is Lesh going to talk about now ?

    He knows sfa about footy

    3
  • lesh

    Nov 12, 2019 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #11

    Jiblets

    What’s less gonna talk about? Whatever takes his fancy bonny lad.

    There’s one thing for sure, leah’s got better things to do than sit over a computer all day. When’s you last get outside ….. by yourself?

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 12, 2019 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #12

    Shame they couldn’t filter goading people’s dead wive’s or accusing posters of being nonces, you’d really be struggling Jibbers, might save you a week on the naughty step mind.

    11
  • Jib

    Nov 12, 2019 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #13

    Or accusing people of making gay advances in taxis

    7
  • Jib

    Nov 12, 2019 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #14

    Or hearting their own posts like a soft kid

    7
  • Jib

    Nov 12, 2019 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #15

    Anyway turning away from the sad know-nowt
    and returning to things footy
    According to Lee Ryder , Florian Lejeune is
    eyeing the Villa game for his comeback

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 12, 2019 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #16

    Howay Jib, this is the 21st century, nothing wrong with that!

    3
  • lesh

    Nov 12, 2019 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #17

    Jiblets

    You have the temerity to question my and others’ knowledge about football? That’s priceless coming from someone who seems to rely on Google for most things you post!

    Were your vision less restricted, tunnelled, you might see that there are others, including you who, are prone to mischief making.

    6
  • lesh

    Nov 12, 2019 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #18

    Jiblets

    @15

    Well, that post saved Ed, Neil and his missus even thinking about penning a post about Lejuene and his comeback.

    You can’t resist trying to be a smart asre!

    1
  • Jib

    Nov 12, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #19

    Lesh
    Envy is one of the Seven deadly sins

    Repent ye , sinner !

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Nov 12, 2019 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #20

    If we’re hoping to get Lejeune (and maybe Ritchie?) back for Villa, our opponents are in a contrasting position.

    They’re sweating on the availability of 5 of their regular first teamers, including Jack Grealish who makes their midfield tick.

    You’d think we would have enough to beat Villa anyway, but if they’re missing half of their first team then it won’t hurt our chances of a third win on the bounce.

    We’ll need something from that game as it’s Man City directly afterwards and they’ll not roll over like they did for us last season.

    😉

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