Newcastle United are still interested in potentially bringing Cody Drameh to St. James’ Park.
Reliable transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has been speaking on his Here We Go podcast about the 21-year-old, with the Toon said to be a potential landing spot for the Englishman.
Drameh’s recent time at Leeds United has become a struggle for the right-back, who has failed to earn his way into Jesse Marsch’s immediate plans at Elland Road.
And although there is believed interest from across Europe, Romano has insisted that Eddie Howe’s side remain in the race for the defender’s signature.
He said: “Newcastle remain interested in him. Not just Newcastle, also Bournemouth are tracking him and also other clubs including Borussia Dortmund.
“So there will be a lot of movement, I think, in [the] January transfer window for right-backs and full-backs.”
TIF Thoughts on Romano’s comments…
Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen have been linked with the Leeds star, and just 12 months ago we’d have imagined the Toon wouldn’t have been able to compete with the likes of the two German sides.
Would Drameh be a good addition?
However, times have changed, and with the Magpies guaranteed a spot inside the top four ahead of the turn of the year, we would imagine Newcastle could stake a real claim for the 21-year-old in January.
But there are two other concerns, for us. Would Leeds be willing to sell to another Premier League side – albeit another side competing at the opposite end of the table as Leeds are?
And will Leeds even sanction Drameh’s exit at all now? It has been suggested the Whites would now like to keep him at Elland Road and even extend his stay with Leeds.