Newcastle United are reportedly eyeing a transfer for Leeds United teen, Cody Drameh, though are anticipated to face competitors for the defender’s signature.
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In keeping with journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Magpies are maintaining tabs on the 20-year-old forward of a possible swoop when the market re-opens in January, albeit with the Premier League outfit set to face rival curiosity from golf equipment throughout Europe.
Writing on Twitter about that curiosity, the switch guru revealed: “Cody Drameh, attracting curiosity as many golf equipment are eager on signing him in January from Leeds. Borussia Dortmund, Lille and Bayer Leverkusen alongside Newcastle are following the English proper again as expertise for the long run.”
This follows a report from the Every day Mail which additionally claimed that the northeast facet are ‘monitoring’ the younger Englishman at current, having additionally been linked with a transfer for West Ham United starlet Harrison Ashby in current instances.
‘Future’ of St James’ Park
As Romano alluded, Drameh might be a expertise ‘for the long run’ who can go on to be nurtured and developed beneath Eddie Howe within the coming years, with the St James’ Park outfit seemingly chasing a younger understudy for undisputed first-choice, Kieran Trippier, at right-back.
With Emil Krafth at the moment sidelined with an ACL harm and with Javier Manquillo seemingly surplus to necessities – the Spaniard making simply two appearances this season – the arrival of the Leeds prospect may nicely be wanted within the New 12 months, with the thrilling expertise doubtlessly in a position to be the long-term inheritor to 32-year-old, Trippier on the membership.
Whereas the England U21 worldwide has been restricted to simply two senior appearances at Elland Street this season – because of the presence of Rasmus Kristensen and Luke Ayling – the London-born machine notably impressed on mortgage at Cardiff Metropolis final time period, offering three assists in 23 video games for the Championship outfit.
That kind noticed the 5 foot 9 star – who has been valued at round £3.5m, as per CIES Soccer Observatory – swoop two end-of-season awards for the Bluebirds regardless of solely becoming a member of the membership in January, having been lauded for his “glorious” shows by former boss, Steve Morison.
One thing of a “Duracell bunny” down the correct flank – within the phrases of Morison – the energetic and relentless gem seemingly showcased what he may do throughout that promising momentary stint in Wales, having seen possibilities restricted again in Yorkshire since becoming a member of from Fulham in 2020.
The mere incontrovertible fact that the Cottagers academy graduate has caught the attention of notable golf equipment on the continent is an indication of simply what a expertise he really is, with Howe and co needing to behave shortly to attempt to safe Drameh’s signature.
He might not present a on the spot impression within the brief time period, though within the long-term Newcastle may nicely reap the rewards of such an astute funding.