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Davis joins Cherries from Leeds

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AFC Bournemouth have completed the signing of highly-rated Leeds United defender Leif Davis on a season-long loan.

Davis, who can operate at left-back and centre-back, made two appearances in the Premier League following Leeds’ return to the top flight last season.

The agreement includes clauses with an option to make the transfer permanent.

The 21-year-old spent two years in the academy ranks at Morecambe before he was snapped up by Leeds in July 2018 – just days after Marcelo Bielsa had taken charge at Elland Road. 

After signing for the Cherries, Davis spoke to afcb.co.uk, saying: "I'm absolutely delighted, when I got told the club was interested I spoke to my agent and said I'd be more than happy to come down.

"Now I'm down here I'm delighted to be here and I want to try and help the club get back to the Premier League because that's where they belong.

"The stadium's beautiful, I can't wait to see all the fans in."

AFC Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake said: “We are delighted to bring Leif to the club as he is very highly regarded at Leeds.

“He is a young player with a great deal of potential who has already experienced playing in the Premier League and Championship.

“Leif will certainly bolster our defensive resources and add to what is shaping up to be a very exciting and talented squad.

“I know he will enjoy working with Scott and his management team and they will be looking to help Leif continue his development while he is with us.

“We would like to publicly thank Leeds United and their head coach Marcelo Bielsa for allowing us to bring Leif here on a season-long loan.”

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