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Report: Leeds want Fulham academy player Cody Drameh

Middlesbrough U23s v Fulham U23s
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Report: Leeds want Fulham academy player Cody Drameh

Leeds United are reportedly interested in trying to sign Fulham defender Cody Drameh and will give him the guarantee of senior minutes.

According to the Telegraph, Marcelo Bielsa’s team are hoping to agree a deal with Premier League club Fulham for their academy talent.

It is understood that the right-back is valued by Fulham at around £400,000 plus add-ons for performances, with a 20 per cent sell-on fee too.

The report explains that Leeds are willing to offer him first-team action and that makes them an attractive option, while Manchester City want to try add him to their development squad.

 

The Telegraph’s report also explains that Fulham may need to sell, as his contract expires next summer.

Drameh, 18, is an upcoming player at Craven Cottage that is yet to make his first-team debut for Fulham but is an England Under-18 international.

Middlesbrough U23s v Fulham U23s

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

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Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has shown he’s not afraid to throw youngsters into the mix at Elland Road and there has been a handful of academy graduates to make the step up to the main group during his tenure.

It seems a slight surprise that the Yorkshire club are prepared to give Drameh first-team action immediately due to the club’s promotion to the Premier League, but they have clearly seen something special in the teenager.

Luke Ayling is in pole position in the right-back area and enjoyed an excellent campaign during the club’s title-winning season in the Championship and Drameh could arrive as a potential understudy.

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