By Matthew Chadder

31st Aug, 2023 | 3:20pm

Leeds United defender Cody Drameh set for Birmingham City loan - Phil Hay

Birmingham City and West Brom have both been credited with an interest in Leeds United right-back Cody Drameh, according to Phil Hay.

Writing in The Athletic’s live transfer column (31 August, 11:48 am), Hay reported that Birmingham are pushing to secure the 21-year-old on a season-long loan, which would take him to the end of his contract with the Whites next June.

Plenty of other Championship clubs are interested, including the Baggies who have asked about his availability, although it appears that the Blues are leading the race with a deal for the London-born defender “looking likely.”

Following the arrival of Djed Spence on loan from Tottenham, Drameh is not in boss Daniel Farke’s plans.


Should Drameh head out on loan, it is very likely that supporters at Elland Road have already seen him make his final appearance in a Leeds shirt, with his contract expiring next summer. After spending the second half of last season on loan with Luton Town as the Hatters were promoted to the Premier League, his return to West Yorkshire has been tricky.

He has made just two substitute appearances all season and if it wasn’t already obvious enough that he wasn’t in his new manager’s plans, Spence’s arrival from Tottenham has rubber-stamped the point and made it clear to the 21-year-old that he must seek a move away in order to increase his chances of playing first-team football this season.

With Hay also suggesting that Leo Hjelde and Darko Gyabi could both leave the club before tomorrow’s transfer deadline, it appears set to be a busy end to the transfer window for the Whites.

In other Leeds United news, Hay has also reported that one player is preparing to undergo his medical ahead of his arrival at Elland Road.