Sky Sports: Player travelling to Leeds in next 24 hours – deal could be completed this week
Fulham defender Cody Drameh is travelling to Leeds United within the next 24 hours to complete a move that could be worth up to £1m.
That’s the latest on the deal from Sky Sports, who reported on their transfer blog (Monday, 3.24pm) that “the deal could be agreed before the end of the week”.
Sky claim that personal terms are not thought to be a problem.
The initial offer for Drameh was said to be £400,000 but the Daily Mail reported that this could rise to £1m if clauses are met.
Despite his age, the 18-year-old is said to be being signed for the first team.
Business getting done
It was a busy Monday for Leeds United, who announced sponsors for the training kit (Clipper) as well as the main front-of-shirt sponsor (SBOTOP).
Two transfers were announced – Jack Harrison on loan and striker Joe Gelhardt on a permanent deal.
And it looks like Cody Drameh will be the next big summer signing for Leeds.
Gelhardt is thought to be for the Under-23s, while Drameh is a first-team squad signing.
It will be interesting to see what happens with the 18-year-old in pre-season. Marcelo Bielsa will only use him if he thinks he’s good enough and fit enough. Ian Poveda proved that Bielsa won’t use people until he believes they’re ready.
That’s two big bits of off-pitch business and two players signed, with another to follow. Leeds fans will now want to hear news of marquee signings – and that’s a centre-back (hopefully Ben White) and a first-team striker.
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