Cody Drameh should be angry at bizarre Leeds United interest in Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Cody Drameh will be as bemused as some Leeds United fans at the news of interest in Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
The Whites have joined Wolves, West Ham and the full-back’s former club Crystal Palace in looking at a move for him in January, according to 90min on Friday (16 December).
The report suggests that having fallen out of favour at Old Trafford, where has made one four-minute appearance all season, he is most likely to make a switch to Molineux, but why Leeds are even looking at him raises questions.
They appear to be on the brink of losing highly-rated young right-back Drameh in the same window, having failed to give him sufficient opportunities, as Phil Hay wrote on Twitter (16 December) that the 21-year-old clearly wants to play more, and Fabrizio Romano has reported previously (14 November) that teams such as Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund are ready to sign him.
The youngster looked to be on the brink of a break out campaign when he finished last season as Cardiff’s player of the year and young player of the year, despite only being on loan there for half a campaign.
But of course Leeds United instead signed Rasmus Kristensen from Red Bull Salzburg in the summer, and despite his struggles to adapt to the Premier League, Drameh was given just one game in the top flight at Brentford on 3 September when the Dane was injured.
Veteran Luke Ayling is now back after surgery and has also moved ahead of his junior teammate in the pecking order as well.
There was an argument to give Drameh the starting job ahead of the season, and certainly one to give him a few opportunities to start the year while Kristensen up to speed.
But having decided against doing either they are now apparently interested in a player who has played four minutes this year despite being a £45million signing just two and a half years ago.
And given that one of the top complaints directed as Wan-Bissaka is that he is not good enough going forward, despite being a solid one on one defender, he of all players seems a baffling target for Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United.
If Drameh thought he was coming up against a brick wall in trying to get an opportunity at Elland Road, hearing that the club like the look of an expensive and defensive option at the position who has flopped at Manchester United, it might be enough to put paid to any hope that he might reconsider his exit from West Yorkshire.
Cardiff may not be Manchester United, but the Whites man seemed to have done everything he could to show he was worthy of a promotion, while Wan-Bissaka, with all due respect to him, hasn’t shown anything so far this year to prove he makes sense to go after.
No wonder Drameh is looking for a way out based on the apparent decision-making process at the position, or for that matter the one at left-back.
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