By Sam Stone

17th Jun, 2022 | 11:10am

Beren Cross: No surprise to see Cody Drameh permanent exit after Leeds United new arrivals

Cody Drameh leaving Leeds United on a permanent deal this summer would be “no huge surprise” according to Leeds Live journalist Beren Cross.

The 20-year-old right-back enjoyed an excellent loan spell at Cardiff City in the 2021/22 season but after the Bluebirds signed full-back pair Mahlon Romeo and Vontae Daley-Campbell, a move back to Wales looks unlikely.

However, with Leeds signing Rasmus Kristensen from RB Salzburg, Cross now believes Drameh’s future is in doubt.

Writing for Leeds Live on Friday 17 June, Cross said: “With two years left on Drameh’s contract and a new senior right-back on the books for £10m, it would be no huge surprise to see a permanent exit for a defender who has been explicitly clear in his demand for starts.

“There is no doubting his potential and if Orta could perhaps extend that contract there could be grounds for another loan move.”

Would be a shock

It would be a huge shock to see Drameh leave on a permanent deal, but another loan deal for the 20-year-old could well make sense for the full-back.

Letting the youngster leave Elland Road on a permanent transfer would seem a waste of potential talent that could well make an impact for the Whites in the future.

However, at Drameh’s age, it is crucial that he continues to play first-team football and the arrival of Kristensen means the 20-year-old will be extremely unlikely to be the first choice for Marsch.

Furthermore, when Luke Ayling and Stuart Dallas return from injury, Drameh could well fall further down the pecking order.

It seems a shame that Leeds most likely won’t utilise his potential after an excellent loan spell in the Championship.

If the 20-year-old does leave Leeds this summer it would not be a surprise to see the youngster go on to be a success elsewhere.

In other Leeds United news, talks are scheduled after Leeds tabled a big-money bid to secure another new signing.