By Peter Lynch

12th Apr, 2023 | 10:00pm

Cody Drameh exit verdict shared at Leeds United, 'sell him for good'

Beren Cross believes Leeds United have three options when it comes to the future of young loanee Cody Drameh.

The 21-year-old is on his second loan spell away from Elland Road, currently playing for Luton Town after previously lining out for Cardiff City.

The talented right-back has made eight appearances for Leeds since joining the Yorkshire outfit in 2020.

“Can the Whites afford to lose a 21-year-old prospect who is already one of the second-tier’s best right-backs, and likely to keep improving for the next eight or nine years, when their two senior options have shown such inconsistency?” Cross wrote for Leeds Live.

“Leeds must either offer Drameh a new deal with a clear pathway to playing next season, loan him out again and risk losing him for nothing in 2024, or sell him for good this summer.”

Decision time

There is plenty to sort out at Leeds this summer, with the future of manager Javi Gracia undoubtedly right up there given the fact the Spaniard is on a flexible contract.

The outcome of the current Premier League campaign will impact his decision, but there are also plenty of players who currently find themselves uncertain about their futures.

A full-back by trade, Drameh has been transformed into a right midfielder at Luton, with the youngster playing regularly and impressing for the high-flying Championship side.

Leeds should definitely be keeping an eye on his progress, particularly given the ongoing debate as to who would start at right-back for the first team, with Luke Ayling and Rasmus Kristensen fighting for that role at the minute.

Drameh’s future won’t be at the very top of the list of priorities at Elland Road, but the club must take care in avoiding a transfer mishap whereby the youngster would either walk away for free or waste away on another loan move.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are said to be “confident of success” in their appeal against paying Jean-Kevin Augustin £24.5million.