During the summer transfer window, it’s probable that both teams will prioritize addressing their left-back positions.

Leeds United has seen success in the transfer market, largely credited to Nicky Hammond. However, they cannot afford complacency. If promoted, they’ll likely need to make multiple signings in the summer to solidify their position in the Premier League. Even if they remain in the Championship, they might face the challenge of retaining key players and recruiting new ones. For instance, Crysencio Summerville’s performance could attract offers from other clubs if Leeds doesn’t secure promotion.

Leeds might have established contingency plans in place from some time ago. Conversely, Ipswich wouldn’t have anticipated vying for consecutive promotions, despite having a talented manager in Kieran McKenna. They’ll need to devise distinct transfer strategies depending on the division they find themselves in next season. Similar to Leeds, Ipswich will also need to monitor both player departures and signings this summer. Both clubs are expected to be active in the left-back market due to potential departures in that position.



Leif Davis at Ipswich Town

Leeds United look set to replace Junior Firpo

The Athletic has reported that Junior Firpo is unlikely to receive a contract extension, as his current one ends in the summer of 2025. Consequently, it’s not unexpected that the same source suggests Leeds United would entertain offers for him in the upcoming summer transfer window. Considering the potential departure of Firpo and the unlikely prospect of Sam Byram serving as a long-term solution for the team, it would be very surprising if Leeds didn’t recruit a new left-back at Elland Road in the next window. With a possible budget of up to £100 million if they achieve promotion, addressing this area while bolstering other aspects of their squad seems plausible for the club.



Junior Firpo Leeds United

Ipswich Town could require Leif Davis replacement

Leif Davis has garnered significant attention from Premier League clubs lately, with reports linking Newcastle United and West Ham to the former Leeds player. Nottingham Forest has also shown interest, as per TWTD. However, it’s uncertain if they have the financial capacity and capability to secure a deal for him, especially with concerns over Financial Fair Play compliance at the club.

He has not only adjusted impressively to the demands of the second tier but has also maintained his effectiveness as a significant contributor in attacking areas, much like he did in the previous season.


Leif Davis’ 2022/23 campaign at Ipswich Town
(All competitions)
Appearances 46
Goals 3
Assists 14

If Ipswich Town fails to secure promotion by the end of the season, it wouldn’t be unexpected for Davis to leave the club. Considering his contract effectively has two years remaining, factoring in the 12-month extension option, the upcoming summer transfer window might present the ideal opportunity to offload him.

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