Journalist, Pete O’Rourke spoke exclusively to This Is Futbol claiming that a number of clubs are ‘keeping tabs’ on Leeds United’s Cody Drahmeh.
West Ham United, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace are said to be one of the clubs that are interested in Drameh, according to Graeme Bailey. He also, told TEAMtalk that the defender is unlikely to sign a new deal with Leeds.
His contract with the Whites doesn’t run out until 2024, but it doesn’t appear he sees his future with the club.
O’Rourke believes that Rasmus Kristensen and Luke Ayling are ahead of him in the pecking order, making it hard for him to break into the starting XI.
He stated, “A lot of clubs in the Premier League, Championship and even abroad keeping tabs on this situation. So with Kristensen and Luke Ayling ahead of him in the pecking order, it does seem that there could be a mutual parting of the ways.”
TIF’s view on O’Rourke’s comments…
We believe that leaving Leeds is the best option for Drameh’s future. It appears he’s not in the plans of the manager, Jesse Marsch.
The 21-year-old has only made one Premier League appearance this season. He started against Brentford, but was substituted after 70 minutes and replaced by Ayling.
With O’Rourke citing that there’s a lot of interest in Drameh, he’s spoilt for choice as far as where his next destination could be.
He has experience when it comes to playing in the Championship. The right-back joined Cardiff City on loan in the 2021/22 campaign, picking up three assists that season.
If he was struggling to break into the Leeds squad, perhaps a move down into the Championship would be best for Drameh. It’s a league that he’s played in before and he was a regular during that loan spell, with the Bluebirds.