Twenty-year-old left back Davis featured prominently in United’s pre-season friendlies so far this summer at a time when Junior Firpo and Stuart Dallas are both injured but left the club this week to join the Tractor Boys on a permanent deal for around £1m.
Ipswich will begin their new League One campaign with Saturday afternoon’s hosting of Bolton Wanderers for which McKenna says last season’s Bournemouth loanee Davis is ready to roll as the first step towards a big future.
“There is lots to like about Leif,” said McKenna to Suffolk News.
“We spoke last season about a big focus on our recruitment was looking for hungry, young athletic and highly technical player and I think he ticks all four of those boxes.
“He is a player who can have a big impact for us now as a really attacking left-back, but also a player who can grow and develop with us in the future.
“He is someone who has the potential to player higher and obviously wants to play higher in his career.”
Check out the latest Premier League transfer speculation below...
1. Villa in Luiz talks
Aston Villa are in talks with Douglas Luiz over a new contract and are hopeful of striking an agreement with the Brazil international. (Daily Telegraph)
2. Pavard willing to join Chelsea
Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard would be willing to join Chelsea if a suitable offer is made. (Bild)
3. Januzaj training alone
Reported West Ham target Adnan Januzaj is training alone as he makes a decision over his next career move following his departure from Real Sociedad. (El Diario Vasco)
4. BURNLEY, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Maxwel Cornet of Burnley warms up prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and Southampton at Turf Moor on April 21, 2022 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Newcastle United are ready to trigger Maxwel Cornet’s £17.5m release clause with Burnley. (talkSPORT)
5. Cucurella asks to leave
Marc Cucurella has handed in a transfer request at Brighton amid interest from Manchester City. (Fabrizio Romano)
6. Toffees eye Terrier
Everton have joined Leeds United in the race to sign £34m-rated forward Martin Terrier from Ligue 1 outfit Stade Rennais this summer. (Express)