Pundit backs Leeds United loan exit for Drameh after Fabrizio Romano update
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Paul Robinson is in favour of seeing Leeds United right-back Cody Drameh being loaned out to Cardiff City for the rest of the season.
Drameh, 20, is reportedly set to join the Championship club on a temporary basis with Sky Sports Italy’s Fabrizio Romano reporting on Sunday night [9 January] that a deal is “done”.
The Athletic journalist Phil Hay has, however, since reported that while Cardiff do want to sign the young right-back on loan, Leeds have not made a decision on his future just yet.
Leeds have had a lot of injuries this season and one of the areas affected has been the right-back position.
While it may deplete the squad a bit to send Drameh out on loan, Robinson is supportive of the move as it will ultimately help the England Under-21 international to develop.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “Drameh is at an age where he needs games, he needs to go out and get experience.
“I’ve always been in favour of loan moves.
“ Leeds have had a chance to check him out this season and given the way the seasons has gone, I just wonder whether he should go or not.
“But Leeds are managing the squad, they obviously know what players are going to come in as well.
“I don’t think it’s a bad move for him.”
Luke Ayling and Jamie Shackleton have both had injuries this season and the former has been needed to play as a centre-back.
Stuart Dallas can play at right-back but is better in the midfield and has also been needed at left-back.
Drameh has made five senior appearances for Leeds this season and came off the bench in the loss at West Ham on Sunday to replace left-back Junior Firpo after he suffered an injury.
In other Leeds United news, this senior ace is reportedly on his way out of Elland Road despite Bielsa’s wishes.