Danny Mills claims that Leeds United youngster Leif Davis has an advantage over other promising talents at Elland Road as a result of him being naturally left-footed.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds and England full-back says that the 19-year-old has
The Whites confirmed that they had got the young left-back to pen a new deal at Elland Road in a move which keeps him committed to the club until the summer of 2023.
Having slowly integrated himself as part of Marcelo Bielsa’s squad this season, making a handful of substitute appearances, Mills says that the teenager always had more of a chance of progressing thanks to how natural he fits in on the left-hand side.
Mills told Football Insider: “It’s dangling the carrot in front of him. It’s an opportunity to say: ‘Look, you’ve done well, if you want to go to the next level, you’re going to have to do even better.’
“If you’re a good player and you’re left-footed, you do have an advantage. You always have done, that’s just how it is. The lefties are quite rare so if you’ve got a good one, the best thing to do is keep hold of him.”
Davis has featured five times already for Leeds this season, starting both League Cup games and coming on in the final 10 minutes of three Championship fixtures.
He also made five appearances for the club last term, playing as a left-back, a centre-back and a left midfielder during his fledgeling years at Elland Road.
In other Leeds United news, Mills has been left raving over a “brave” player who made a “big call” recently.