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Leeds United: Conor McGilligan slams Romano’s fresh transfer news

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Leeds United should be looking to keep Cody Drameh at the club and allow him to battle it out for the right-back spot with Rasmus Kristensen. 

This has been suggested by presenter and YouTuber Conor McGilligan, who has taken to Twitter to react to Fabrizio Romano’s latest update on the West Yorkshire club.

According to the transfer guru, a number of clubs from across Europe are showing an interest in the Leeds youngster ahead of the January transfer window.

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It is believed Borussia Dortmund, Lille, Bayer Leverkusen and Newcastle United are some of the sides showing an interest in the 20-year-old.

The youngster pushed for a loan move last January and played 22 games with Championship side Cardiff City, and it seems he could be on the move again this January, with McGilligan expressing frustration as Luke Ayling continues ahead of him in the pecking order.

He tweeted: “Should be Drameh and Raz fighting out for the RB spot.

“If you need any more convincing, just look at the calibre of clubs in for him.

“Instead (with respect), Bill [Ayling] is still featuring ahead of Cody. It’s 2022 – we need to evolve.”

McGilligan later replied to a fan who claimed Drameh was potentially overhyped by some fans, saying: “But that’s just exposure to first-team football, surely? If you have that calibre of club in for him – you can’t ignore that.

“He clearly has quality, he just never gets his moments to prove it. It’s been very few and far between with Cody.”

TIF Thoughts on McGilligan’s comments…

It is apparent Drameh is not in the immediate plans of Jesse Marsch, with just 70 minutes to his name in the Premier League this season under the American.

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Instead, Danish right-back Kristensen has played the majority of the minutes this season, having featured in all but two Premier League games this term.

Kristensen has not exactly lit the league alight since signing, with his only assist coming in last weekend’s outing against Tottenham Hotspur, so perhaps Drameh could bring a bigger attacking threat than the Dane.

And we have to agree with McGilligan’s point in highlighting some of the sides that are linked to Drameh. The likes of Dortmund are renowned for developing some of Europe’s best talents, so surely this should be a sign to Marsch he is perhaps worth keeping around?

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