Leeds United are reportedly pursuing a deal to sign Fulham teenager Cody Drameh this summer with the promise that he will be given senior game time – and he is hoping to live up to the exploits of a Manchester United star.
Drameh, 18, is naturally a right-sided defender and although the three-time England Under-18 international is yet to make his senior professional debut – he is highly-rated for his stunning performances at Under-23 level.
This season, Drameh has played 20 times for the second string – mainly as a right-back but also in the middle and on the left of the defence, and even as a right-winger. He has laid on an impressive seven assists in that time.
The Telegraph have claimed that Leeds are ready to meet his £400,000 asking price, and will include a 20% sell-on clause. It would see Leeds land a player that recently told HITC that he is looking up to Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
“For his defensive qualities, Aaron Wan-Bissaka (is someone I look up to). The way he holds his own, he’s also calm with the ball and not many players can get past him,” Drameh said in February.
TBR’s view – Decent addition, but harsh on Bryce Hosannah?
Hosannah has been a regular in the Under-23 side since the versatile defender joined Leeds from Crystal Palace. He is yet to make his senior debut, but did earn a place on the bench against Huddersfield in December.
The right-back has suffered numerous injuries in his early career and has now entered the final 12 months of his contract. But the signing of Drameh would surely see the Fulham star placed above Hosannah in the pecking order.
A good signing as cover for Luke Ayling, but somewhat harsh on Hosannah.