In his article for Leeds Live, Cross discussed recent footage that has emerged of Davis in action for the club’s U23 side against Stoke City, in which the 21-year-old ‘turned on the after-burners’ after regaining possession for his side following the breakdown of a Stoke attack, drawing challenges with a driving run through the middle of the pitch, playing a one-two with Helder Costa and then setting up Sam Greenwood with an ‘exquisite, no-look backheel pass’, who hit the crossbar with his deflected shot.
Cross claimed that the footage of Davis is further evidence as to why Marcelo Bielsa was happy to let Barry Douglas depart the club on a loan deal over the summer transfer window, and ends by stating his belief that ‘chances will come again’ for Davis, who already has two Premier League appearances to his name this season, in the Argentine’s first-team squad.
However, after Cross shared his article on Twitter, dubbing the left-back as ‘one of Bielsa’s favourites’ in the post, fans of Leeds flocked to have their say on the matter, with many appearing less than convinced that the £360k-rated Davis is good enough for regular first-team football at Elland Road.
Do you think Davis has a future at Leeds?
So, what exactly did these Leeds United fans have to say in reaction to Beren Cross’ article regarding Leif Davis?
“No future at Leeds, not a chance”
“Everyone going mad for that one clip. He was poor for the rest of the game. Several wayward passes when not under pressure. Unpopular opinion but don’t think he’ll make the cut at Leeds. Huggins has been better at LB in U23s. If Davis isn’t in the 1st team now he never will #LUFC”
“He had a really poor game against Stoke and should be a long way from playing for the first team. Only Cresswell and Greenwood look anywhere near and that isn’t close”
“I’m not seeing what the hype is about”
“Still not convinced by his performance, I would play Huggins ahead of him.”
“Still to be convinced”
“Still to see the hype over Leif Davis. Not having the best of times off the field, first liking a tweet that upset a few and now this.”
All in all, it would appear that the vast majority of these Leeds fans seem rather less convinced then Cross about the ability of Davis, with some claiming that they cannot understand the hype surrounding the young left-back, while others even went as far to state that they believe the 21-year-old has no future at the club.