Cody Drameh to quit Leeds United in summer as Fabrizio Romano shares Crystal Palace news
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Paul Robinson expects Cody Drameh to leave Leeds United at the end of the season, rather than in the upcoming January transfer window.
Drameh, 21, is a highly-rated prospect at Elland Road but the young right-back is struggling for game time due to the arrival of Denmark’s Rasmus Kristensen in the summer.
He spent the second half of last season on loan at Cardiff, winning their player of the season award in the Championship.
However, since returning to West Yorkshire, Jesse Marsch has played the ex-Fulham youngster just once and that has led to speculation surrounding his future.
Fabrizio Romano reported on Friday (23 December) that Leeds are now in a fight to keep hold of Drameh with Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund interested in signing him.
It is understood that Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are also in pursuit of the England Under-21 international.
Romano suggested that a loan could also be an option for Drameh but if he is loaned out, there’ll be no clause for a permanent deal.
Robinson feels Drameh is right to want more playing time at Leeds.
Despite this, he feels an exit is more likely next summer than in January.
“At his age and at his stage of his career, you’re not going to want to be the third or fourth choice for anyone,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.
“It depends on what the manager’s thoughts are.
“A lot can happen between now and the end of the season.
“I don’t think he’s a January move, I think it’ll probably be at the end of the season.”
In other Leeds United news, we can exclusively reveal a major decision being made on Liam Cooper after he missed the friendly defeat to Monaco.