By Pranav Shahaney

15th Nov, 2022 | 12:15pm

Leeds United may use Cody Drameh in transfer swap deal to sign Borussia Dortmund left-back Raphael Guerreiro

Leeds United could capitalise on Borussia Dortmund’s interest in Cody Drameh and include him in a swap deal to sign Raphael Guerreiro.

According to the Daily Mail [11 November], Dortmund, along with Newcastle are keeping tabs on the Whites right-back.

Signing a new left-back has been a priority for Leeds since the summer and failure to do so has seen them play Pascal Struijk out of position there.

Even after Junior Firpo’s return from injury, the Dutchman has continued to retain his spot in the playing eleven but starting him comes at a cost for Jesse Marsch.

Being a centre-back naturally, Struijk seldom gets forward and plays crosses from the byline inside the penalty area.

Knowing how Jesse Marsch likes his full-backs to play, he would want someone a little more attack minded but also positionally aware – something Firpo clearly isn’t.

In Guerreiro, he’ll find the ideal option and he would come in with plenty of experience playing in World Cups as well as the Champions League.

According to 90 Min [14 November], the Whites sent scouts to track the Portugal left-back last weekend and it’s pretty clear that they want to explore options to sign him.

Including Drameh in a swap deal could be beneficial for all parties and would bring down the price of the transfer considerably.

Currently, the 20-year-old is the third-choice right-back at the club and if he’s unlikely to get game time any time soon, it does make sense to cash in on him.

In other Leeds United news, a first-team defender may not have long left at Elland Road after “Awful” footage emerges from last week, making a January transfer imperative.