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Report: Leeds set to sign Premier League teenager after Thursday talks

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Report: Leeds set to sign Premier League teenager after Thursday talks

The Daily Mail have claimed that Leeds United are set to complete the signing of Fulham teenager Cody Drameh after talks on Thursday night saw the two promoted sides agree a fee.

Drameh, 18, is yet to make his senior debut for Fulham – though he has been a regular in the Under-23 side that have played Leeds during Marcelo Bielsa’s reign in the Premier League Cup.

During 2019-20, Drameh played 17 times in Premier League 2 and despite being used at right-back, left-back, centre-back and right-wing, he starred – even laying on an impressive seven assists.

Drameh has entered the final 12 months of his contract and Leeds are keen to bring him in as cover at right-back, promising him game time over a loan. The report claims a £1million package was agreed on Thursday night.

 

An initial offer of £400,000 was made but it has since seen the overall value increase to £1million. A 20% sell-on clause is also expected. The Mirror claimed Liverpool were keen in May, but Leeds are set to win the race.

West Ham United v Fulham: Premier League 2

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TBR’s view – Drameh is a bargain at just £1m

Leeds certainly need cover at right-back. Gaetano Berardi’s contract has expired and even if he remains, he is out for the majority of the 2020-21 season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Drameh, then, is needed. Leeds do have Stuart Dallas who can play at right-back, but Drameh would be an excellent addition as cover. Using him in cup games and the odd league game, he can show his enormous potential.

At just £1million, he is a no-brainer.

Middlesbrough U23s v Fulham U23s

(Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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