By Sam Stone

19th Jun, 2022 | 6:10am

Leeds United Cody Drameh return to Cardiff City unlikely after Bluebirds recent business

The early summer business conducted by Leeds United and Cardiff City has surely cast fresh doubt over the future of 20-year-old former Fulham youngster Cody Drameh.

Drameh featured 22 times for the Bluebirds in the 2021/22 campaign in an impressive loan spell in South Wales.

However, Cardiff’s recent transfer business has most likely ended any hope of the right-back returning to the Championship side.

Steve Morison’s side confirmed the signing of full-back Mahlon Romeo from Millwall on Wednesday 15 June with the former Portsmouth man joining fellow right-back Vontae Daley-Campbell in making the move to the Bluebirds.

With news of the Bluebirds’ recent influx of right-backs, any move back to Morrison’s side now looks unlikely for Drameh.

However, with Jesse Marsch bringing Rasmus Kristensen to Elland Road, another loan move away for the 20-year-old full-back does look likely.

His next move is vital for his hopes of breaking into the first team equation at Elland Road.

Drameh’s contract runs until the summer of 2024, so the 2022/23 campaign is one where he must give Marsch and the club hierarchy a decision to make.

With Luke Ayling entering the latter stages of his career and Stuart Dallas potentially out for a number of months, Marsch does need some adequate backup for Kristensen at right-back.

However, Drameh is at an age where he needs to be featuring regularly and not just sitting on the bench being starved of first-team football.

If Kristensen stays fit, it is very unlikely that the former RB Salzburg man won’t be Marsch’s first choice.

Drameh and the club must make a sensible next decision regarding his future.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have verbally agreed a deal for a Spanish club to make a windfall due to a 20 per cent transfer clause.