By George Overhill

4th Aug, 2022 | 9:15pm

Leeds United view of Cody Drameh becomes clear after Swansea make loan approach

Leeds United are expecting Cody Drameh to remain at the club over the new season after Swansea tried to sign him on loan, Wales Online reports.

The Swans wanted to bring him back to south Wales after the 20-year-old shone on loan at bitter rivals Cardiff during the second-half of last season.

After returning to Elland Road this summer amid injuries to Luke Ayling and Stuart Dallas the Whites signed Red Bull Salzburg right-back Rasmus Kristensen.

Drameh however backed himself to forge a role in the first team and made the decision that he wanted to stay and fight for his place.

But with the club apparently lukewarm on his role, and ready to sanction a permanent exit rather than a temporary one, which Swansea were unable to accommodate, a move might have been on the cards later in the window.

However, the latest report says: “A source close to the player has told WalesOnline that Leeds expect Drameh to remain at Elland Road this summer.”

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It is somewhat of an achievement for the player if both he and the club are now expecting the same thing for him at the start of the new season.

Despite winning an award with the Bluebirds last season for his outstanding loan spell, there appears to be a complete ambivalence towards Drameh from his parent club.

He might not have been parachuted straight into the starting role after the pair of injuries at the position, but he looked like he had proved himself worthy of greater opportunities.

Kristensen has started strongly since his arrival from Austria and would seem likely to have taken the spot in the first XI, so much will depend on what role Ayling is given when he is fully fit.

He was at times last season the most senior figure in the team, wearing the armband during the long-term absences of Liam Cooper and Kalvin Phillips.

But his form wasn’t the strongest and there have been some suggestions that he will be phased out, so Drameh must surely be eyeing an opportunity to leapfrog him in the pecking order this year.

It wouldn’t be a huge shock if a side in need of a right-back came in with a permanent offer before deadline day, considering he is highly-rated, in Wales if not West Yorkshire, but for now it looks like the is an acceptance on both sides that he will be back with the senior squad this year.

In other Leeds United news, a Fabrizio Romano update on Thursday from a European heavyweight looks to signify a major boost to the Whites’ transfer hopes.