By Pranav Shahaney

14th Dec, 2022 | 4:10pm

Leeds United transfer update emerges as Cody Drameh linked with Elland Road exit

Middlesbrough are reportedly no longer in pursuit of Leeds United defender Cody Drameh despite previous links with him.

According to Teeside Live [14 December], Boro do not want to sign a right-back in the January transfer window and the 21-year-old is not even on their shortlist.

It’s also hinted that Leeds may demand a fee for him that may put him out of the reach of the EFL Championship outfit.

Journalist Craig Johns wrote, “As I understand it, there is legitimate Boro interest in Barlaser and Stewart but not Cody Drameh. I’ve been told that Drameh isn’t on the shortlist, with a right-back not a priority for Boro in January. Leeds are likely to demand a high fee also.”

Reinvest the money

Leeds should not be selling Drameh in the first place, but now that they’ve decided to go ahead with it, they must plan for the future.

That does mean reinvesting the money they generate from his sale which can be a decent amount as Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund have also been linked with a move for the 21-year-old.

They could play off the offers from both clubs against each other and spark a bidding war – something Boro would not have been able to afford in the first place.

A left-back and a striker are the priorities for the Whites in January and we’re hoping that they manage to get both over the line.

They must start working on it now as we’ve all seen what happened in the summer when they left it too late to sign a striker.

Drameh perhaps has already played his last game for the club and while we would’ve liked him to stay on for the foreseeable future, it probably isn’t meant to be.

In other Leeds United news, the club are set to stay in touch with the agent of a striker at a big club ahead of a potential January transfer.