By Danny Mills

17th Jul, 2021 | 8:00pm

Mills: Davis tipped to seal Leeds exit after talks held

Danny Mills has encouraged Leif Davis to leave Leeds United and join Bournemouth on loan this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender claimed the young defender should leave until January and then reassess his situation.

Football Insider revealed on 15 July Bournemouth are in advanced talks to sign Davis on loan.

Marcelo Bielsa is keen for the 21-year-old to be playing regular first-team football.

He has been limited to a bit-part role at Elland Road since signing for the club from Morecambe in 2018.

The left-back, who can also operate at centre-back, has played 14 times across all competitions for Bielsa’s side.

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That includes two substitute appearances – against Man City and Man United – in last season’s Premier League.

Asked whether he expects Davis to leave on loan, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “Yes, definitely.

“I would do it for six months, I would do it until the January transfer window in case Leeds need him. But if he’s doing well Leeds might want to recall him. That’s how I would look at it.

“Rather than going for the whole season. If it’s going well then brilliant, you can carry on.

“If you’re not playing as well as you’d like and you’re not playing as much football as you’d like then obviously you can come back and you can change that situation.”

Bielsa has already added left-back Junior Firpo from Barcelona to his squad this summer.

Ezgjan Alioski was his first-choice last season but he has decided not to sign a new contract.

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