Report shares Leeds stance as Whites' £1m signing attracts interest one year after joining
Leeds United are likely to hold onto Cody Drameh next season despite the right-back attracting loan interest from clubs this summer, according to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Drameh is one of the under-23 prospects many supporters will be expecting to see make his debut in the coming campaign.
The 19-year-old was outstanding for Mark Jackson’s men following his £1 million move to Elland Road.
Of course, his path to the first-team is blocked by the huge presence of Luke Ayling.
And thus, news of interest in Drameh may have left Leeds feeling that they faced a tough decision on his immediate future.
In truth, Drameh is probably not quite second-choice. The likes of Stuart Dallas and Jamie Shackleton can provide cover for Ayling.
But it would appear that Leeds are not tempted to let him go.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, he is one of the youngsters attracting plenty of interest, along with Sam Greenwood.
However, the report adds that it is likely that both players will stay at Thorp Arch.
Can Cody Drameh set sights on first-team debut at Leeds next season amid interest?
Drameh staying arguably hints that he is in Marcelo Bielsa’s thoughts for the coming campaign – even if he is on the periphery right now.
Of course, the under-23s are preparing for a step up anyway following their promotion.
But perhaps Drameh is not miles away from finding the pathway to the first-team.
And maybe he can set his sights on that senior debut in the coming season.
He was often a standout performer for the under-23s last term.
And if Leeds do not feel that a loan move would be best for him, perhaps that is a sign that Bielsa can see him taking that next step at some stage.