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Very Good Davis - Leif Davis signs new deal to summer of 2023.

The left/centre back has impressed on his brief first team outings.

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Young left-sided defender Leif Davis has become the latest player to commit his future to Leeds United. Davis has signed a three-and-a-half year deal until the summer of 2023.

The defender broke a Leeds United record with his substitute appearance in the 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers by becoming the first player to finishing on the winning side in each of his first seven appearances. His first appearance coming from the start in the tremendous 3-2 win over Aston Villa in December 2018, after Barry Douglas got ill before kick-off.

The young defender was signed from Morecambe for an undisclosed fee despite never making a first-team appearance for the Shrimps. His form in the title winning u23 side caught the attention of both fans and Marcelo Bielsa leading to him receiving praise from the former Argentina and Chile coach who called him a “very good player”.

Davis was also full of praise for his coach, telling the club’s website: “I’ve progressed massively, with Marcelo Bielsa he has brought my attack and defensive play on really well and I think I’ve come a long way which I’m really pleased with.

“It’s been good to get minutes, I need to keep progressing week in week out and hopefully I can go on to get a left-back or centre-back spot.

“I’m still 19 and I’m still learning, but obviously it’s good to have probably the best manager in the world with you at the start of your career.

“Hopefully it will be a long career, with him progressing me and resulting in me knowing what I’m going to have to do for the rest of my career.

Davis is the latest in a long line of players to sign new deals since the summer following on from Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper, Stuart Dallas, Mateusz Klich and Kalvin Phillips. Hopefully Davis can push on, because he has looked capable of stepping up to first team level whenever he has been called upon.