CHERRIES have announced the signing of young full-back Leif Davis on a season-long loan from Leeds United.

The 21-year-old arrives on the south coast following the departure of Diego Rico to La Liga outfit Real Sociedad.

The agreement also comes with Cherries having the option to make the move permanent.

Davis comes in to enhance boss Scott Parker’s left-back options, having played 14 times at senior level for the Yorkshire outfit.

Born in Newcastle, Davis came through the ranks at Morecambe before leaving the Shrimpers for Leeds in July 2018 for an undisclosed fee.

Speaking when signing for Leeds, Davis said: “I’m a modern day attacking left-back and I love getting forwards, my aim is to play in the first team one day and hopefully I can do well here and progress.”

From there, Davis found himself playing under Carlos Corberán in Leeds’s under-23 side and also featured at centre-back.

The defender made his first-team debut for Leeds in December 2018 in a 3-2 win against Aston Villa, when Barry Douglas fell ill.

Having gained promotion to the top-flight with Marcelo Bielsa’s side in 2020, Davis made his Premier League debut against Manchester City in a 1-1 draw.

He played twice in the league last season, as well as in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.