Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund are keeping an eye on Leeds U21 star Cody Drameh ahead of the next transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.
The young fullback joined Leeds from Fulham last summer and was loaned out to Cardiff for the second half of the season. He made 22 appearances for the Welsh club, where he impressed so much that he was named “their young player and player of the season”.
Despite his successful run at Cardiff, he hasn’t seen much first-team action at Elland Road, where Drameh takes on the more experienced duo of Rasmus Kristensen and Luke Ayling, and has only made two starts this season.
The report states that Newcastle and Dortmund are among the clubs that have been ‘alert’ and are keeping an eye on the 20-year-old’s situation.
He goes on to say that Newcastle are looking for a full-back who would not take one of their 25 Premier League squad spots due to his age and the youngster from Leeds fits the bill. They also ‘keep an interest’ in signing youngster Harrison Ashby from West Ham, whom they wanted in the summer but couldn’t close a deal.
Dortmund, on the other hand, are no strangers to the English market, particularly in terms of acquiring young talent and accelerating their development by “offering them a platform to perform at first-team level”, Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham being one of the biggest examples. .
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The young full-back is said to be a versatile player who is predominantly right-back, but can also play as a left-back. Leeds U21 manager Michael Skubala was delighted with the youngster’s performances, labeling him “brilliant”.