By Daniel Feliciano

10th Jan, 2022 | 1:30pm

Leeds won't let Cody Drameh leave on loan this month until injuries ease - report

Leeds United will not allow Cody Drameh to leave the club on loan in January unless their injury crisis eases up, according to David Anderson.

The 20-year-old full-back has been linked with a move away from Elland Road on loan for the second half of the season as he looks for regular first-team football to continue his development.

But with several injury problems across the squad, Leeds are light on numbers and any deal was dependent on how their squad depth looked during the window.

Fabrizio Romano tweeted out that a deal that would see him join Cardiff was a done deal, but it now seems as though that is not the case.

The Mirror’s David Anderson is reporting that the club have made a decision not to allow Drameh to leave the club on loan unless their injury situation improves between now and the end of the window.

Drameh is wanted by several Championship sides, as well as Bundesliga clubs Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen [Daily Mail].

Smart

While the development of their young players is obviously important, Leeds need to put themselves first and if that means keeping Drameh for the second half of the season then so be it.

The club have dealt with several injury problems this season including the likes of Stuart Dallas, Luke Ayling, Diego Llorente, Liam Cooper, Charlie Cresswell and Pascal Struijk all missing different parts of the campaign.

If the problems continue to persist as the season goes on, the ‘exciting‘ Drameh will likely be needed to fill in for the first-team and therefore can’t be allowed to leave.

Fabrizio Romano tweeted out that a deal that would see him join Cardiff was a ‘done deal’, but it now seems as though that is not the case.

It’s a shame for him if that is the case in the end, as regular game time at his age is vital to fulfilling his potential but the chance of him getting some first-team minutes is high anyway so he shouldn’t be too disheartened.

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