Leeds United youngster Cody Drameh tipped for consecutive loan moves
Leeds United full-back Cody Drameh, currently at Cardiff, is expected to leave the club on loan again next season, Beren Cross has told Wales Online.
The 20-year-old has been a big success in the Welsh capital, leading to manager Steve Morison already indicating he would like to have him back having called him “tremendous”, and with the Bluebirds boss apparently having the same agent as Whites manager Jesse Marsch (Wales Online) it seems likely.
The young defender pushed through a temporary exit during the January transfer window in search of more first team football, and if he is not in line to receive that at Elland Road, he is considered likely to repeat.
Leeds Live‘s Cross told Wales Online: “If [Leeds] are relegated, naturally, Cody is likely to have a stronger claim to more first-team football with Leeds. If they remain in the Premier League, he’s unlikely to become a first-team regular next season.
“I would expect Cody to return to Leeds for pre-season where he will be assessed by Jesse Marsch and his backroom staff, who will also be watching his progress with Cardiff closely to see how he fits into their plans.
“The loan to Cardiff showed how keen Cody was to get away and play regularly if he’s not going to do it with Leeds. I would not be surprised to see another Championship loan next term, especially if Leeds stay up.”
Unless some of the incumbents in the first team squad move on it seems like another loan would be best for all parties.
Luke Ayling is a senior figure at Elland Road, so even without Stuart Dallas and Jamie Shackleton, the junior man might be struggling to feature.
Considering how well he has performed in the Championship this season, he is sure to want to continue that development.
A return to Cardiff would make the most sense for everyone involved, considering how well he has established himself there already.
The Whites are likely to be getting a better player back at the end of the process, with Ayling and Dallas a year older and potentially in line to be phased out.
Relegation from the Premier League is going to throw a spanner into many works for the club however, not least this one.
It goes without saying that it is in everyone’s best interest to clinch top-flight survival to avoid the many complications it will bring up.
In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has detailed a significant change that Jesse Marsch had made to the way things will run at Thorp Arch.