Davis handed 'huge opportunity' after Leeds exit confirmed - Whelan
Leeds United defender Leif Davis has been handed “a huge opportunity” by Bournemouth, according to Noel Whelan.
The former Whites striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 21-year-old will learn a lot from recently-appointed Cherries boss Scott Park next season.
Leeds United confirmed on Tuesday that the left-back had joined Bournemouth on a season-long loan deal, in a deal that had been exclusively revealed by Football Insider.
Davis made 15 first team appearances for Marcelo Bielsa’s side following his arrival from Morecambe in 2018.
Whelan suggested the youngster will make a big impact in the Championship.
“It’s a brilliant opportunity for him with a great team under a great manager in Scott Parker,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.
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“The style of play will suit Leif Davis down to the ground.
“It is huge, and a huge opportunity for him to get regular minutes for a team that I believe will be up there fighting for promotion next year.
“In regards to Bournemouth, they have got themselves a very good young player with loads of ability.
“I’m sure Davis will learn a lot and enjoy his time with Scott Parker because he likes to play attacking football very much like Leeds. I am sure that was in the thinking for him before the move.”
Leeds bolstered their options at left-back with the signing of Junior Firpo from Barcelona earlier this month.
The 24-year-old, who put pen to paper on a four-year deal at Elland Road, is expected to be the first choice left-back next season.