Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by hallamblue » Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:38 pm

Possible signing ?

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Leeds have agreed a deal with Ipswich for Leif Davis. Less than a year on his contract and unlikely to feature much. Should tear it up down there. #lufc

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Leif Davis set for Leeds United exit after deal agreed with Ipswich Town
Leif Davis is set to sign for Ipswich Town after Leeds United agreed to a transfer with the left-back unlikely to figure and less than one year on

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Tangfastic » Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:40 pm

Looks like Leif Davis about to sign

https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/sport/leed ... e-24584815

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Post by Kerry Blue » Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:53 pm

Town are closing in on the signing of Leeds United left-back Lief Davis and we understand the deal is expected to be confirmed in the next 48 hours.

TWTD revealed earlier this month that the Blues had made an offer of £1 million mark plus a further £500,000 in potential top-ups for the 22-year-old.

The final fee is likely to be in excess of that figure with discussions between the clubs having been ongoing for a number of weeks while Davis has been away with the Leeds squad on their pre-season tour

We understand that the clubs have agreed a deal but the move is not yet quite done with some paperwork still to be completed but that it’s anticipated it will go through in the next couple of days.

Newcastle-born Davis was with Morecambe’s youth set-up as a schoolboy before joining the Elland Road club’s academy in July 2018.

Davis, who is 6ft tall and can also operate as a wing-back and at centre-half, spent last season on loan at AFC Bournemouth in the Championship, making 10 starts and five sub appearances, a move which was initially viewed as a precursor to a permanent switch.

However, injury limited his involvement and he returned to Elland Road before the end of the campaign.

For his parent club Davis has made six first-team starts and has made eight appearances from the bench.

Town have already signed one left-back this summer, former Morecambe man Greg Leigh, however it had been expected that they would look to bring in a second before the start of the season.

Davis's impending arrival may well see Matt Penney move on before the end of the window.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Bluemike » Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:07 pm

Good to see but rather it was a striker

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Kerry Blue » Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:18 pm

I trust KMc but I would be happier if Davis had more experience with just 21 games played that's not much, looks like Penny's time is up as well as a few others I would think if more are coming in.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Shed on tour » Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:21 pm

Bluemike wrote:
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:07 pm
Good to see but rather it was a striker
Agreed. Obviously none of us know what is going on behind the scenes but hopefully we are not putting all our eggs in one basket regarding our interest in Hirst. Then again knowing Ashton & Co we could sign somebody who hasn’t even been mentioned yet.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Kerry Blue » Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:27 pm

I can't see us being able to afford Hirst and Celina after the signing of Davis so it looks to me Celina won't be coming.

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Post by hallamblue » Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:45 pm

We could, if we offloaded some players I suspect, KB

Perhaps , Players like?
Harper
Penney
Burgess
ElMizuoni

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Post by Kerry Blue » Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:09 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:45 pm
We could, if we offloaded some players I suspect, KB

Perhaps , Players like?
Harper
Penney
Burgess
ElMizuoni
Agree but don't think Burgess would go unless Ndaba has impressed KMc.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by hallamblue » Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:57 pm

I’ll be honest with you KB, I’m not sure either Burgess or Edmundson are that good at bringing the ball out of defence like Donacian and Woolfie do. It kinda limits us down that left side. Maybe the two new LB’s will solve that problem (I’m assuming we do actually sign the Leeds player).

But we can’t grumble about our squad can we . It’s the best it’s been in decades I feel.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by hallamblue » Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:15 pm

I think this is McKenna’s aim isn’t it “ two players for every position” and a versatility amongst the players to play more than one position if possible.

Just need that marquee striker signing now dont we!

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by shabba » Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:18 pm

Davies confirmed on the clubs site now.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Kerry Blue » Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:19 pm

shabba wrote:
Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:18 pm
Davies confirmed on the clubs site now.
Yes just seen it that was a quick 48 hours 😂

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Post by hallamblue » Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:20 pm

shabba wrote:
Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:18 pm
Davies confirmed on the clubs site now.
Lol you’ve got a faster broadband than me !! :lol:

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Dazzz67 » Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:22 pm

Excellent news, this means some are out the door surely to free up space and money.

I can see a striker arrival soon to complete the dealings, Celina wont be coming, going to be Hirst.

Bold statement and could be wrong but this is a promising sign for the season ahead.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by number 9 » Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:52 pm

That’s brilliant news on Davis! As long as he doesn’t get re-injured I think that’s a good bit of business. In Ashton & KM we trust! COYB!

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by hallamblue » Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:42 pm

So, on the assumption that we will make that striker signing soon. WHERE, just WHERE is there a weakness in our team now? It has balance throughout and two players for every position.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Andym » Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:25 pm

hallamblue wrote:
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:42 pm
So, on the assumption that we will make that striker signing soon. WHERE, just WHERE is there a weakness in our team now? It has balance throughout and two players for every position.

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The potential weakness is creating chances. And taking corners. We may have that in some of the new signings, but no evidence yet. I’m so honest I think much of it is about confidence - when we move it quickly like the last game of the season, we can play through the opposition. But it’s having the confidence to do it.

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Post by hallamblue » Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:29 pm

That’s why I think we’ll get better as the season progresses and all the players (dare I say it), gel!
It takes time for a team to get that understanding and unity but building on last season , this “ group” are that much more unified than this time last season, where they barely knew each other’s names.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Shed on tour » Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:46 pm

number 9 wrote:
Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:52 pm
That’s brilliant news on Davis! As long as he doesn’t get re-injured I think that’s a good bit of business. In Ashton & KM we trust! COYB!
Injury certainly hampered his loan spell at Bournemouth. Also I see he has only made 21 league appearances so far in his career although these were at a higher level than he will be playing at now. It would appear that the manager and recruitment team have seen something which makes them think there is potential for improvement especially as the fee involved for a defender is high for a league 1 club.
Hopefully it works out ok for the lad and club.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by shabba » Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:10 am

Gosh if he is as good as we hope (should I say expect for this fee) then this could be devastating having such quality down both flanks, teams put all their attention to our right to stop burns last season, do that now and they’ll have a big problem with Davis having space. Someone like evans to switch the play etc and it’s looking tasty!

We do need a striker and maybe a number 10 for a ‘perfect’ squad but this is bloody good going into the first game.
Ladaapo, Champlain, harnes and Jackson have/could all score plenty at this level so we aren’t exactly light on goal scoring threat now.

This Davies signing has ramped up my excitement now, can’t wait to take my seat on the weekend :)

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Charnwood » Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:31 am

The start of the season excitement and expectation has just gone up a notch. We’ll done to KMc, owners and management team. 👍

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by number 9 » Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:30 pm

Leif Davis:
"I'm a very attacking full-back. I like to get forward, and I like to do the dirty work as well, the defending - but I just love getting up the pitch and helping the team."

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Post by hallamblue » Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:45 pm

And if he’s got a good cross on him at the end of that run he’ll be worth his weight in gold. All of a sudden teams can forget trying to double up on Burns 👍

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Post by AzzurroMark » Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:39 pm

Shed on tour wrote:
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:46 pm
number 9 wrote:
Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:52 pm
That’s brilliant news on Davis! As long as he doesn’t get re-injured I think that’s a good bit of business. In Ashton & KM we trust! COYB!
Injury certainly hampered his loan spell at Bournemouth. Also I see he has only made 21 league appearances so far in his career although these were at a higher level than he will be playing at now. It would appear that the manager and recruitment team have seen something which makes them think there is potential for improvement especially as the fee involved for a defender is high for a league 1 club.
Hopefully it works out ok for the lad and club.
I think the "young with potential" is a key mantra within our club structure now. Brentford have been a good example we seem to use, also I believe Mark Ashton has been behind some "under the radar" signings which have resulted in a sizeable profit when that player is sold on. The same can be said with some of the rookie managers MA has helped appoint, Brendan Rodgers springs to mind. That is why KM's appointment excites me!

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by hallamblue » Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:54 am

I know I was very very wary of Mark Ashton when he first came here, but I’ll put on record right now , he and his whole supporting team have done a fabulous job in identifying players, sounding them out and then the no small task of convincing them to drop down in to League One to sign for us. Simply outstanding. Mark Ashton, I suspect, could sell coal to Newcastle!! 👍

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Charnwood » Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:17 pm

Would I be right in saying that over the close season 8 players have left the club and 6 have joined us ?

1) Leif Davis. Left-Back Leeds United

2) Marcus Harness Right Winger Portsmouth

3) Dominic Ball. Defensive Midfield. Queens Park Rangers

4) Freddie Ladapo. Centre-Forward. Rotherham United

5) Greg Leigh. Left-Back. Morecambe FC

6).Tyreece John-Jules. Centre-Forward. Arsenal FC U21 (Loan)

Have I missed anyone ?

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by Bluemike » Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:55 pm

I don't believe you have missed anyone Andy.

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Re: Rumors' & Transfers - Summer 2022

Post by K L Blue » Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:58 pm

Corrie Ndaba has signed a new 3 year deal

https://www.twtd.co.uk/ipswich-town-new ... s-new-deal

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