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The Premier League’s newly-promoted Leeds United are looking to agree a deal with Fulham for their academy talent Cody Drameh, a right-back yet to make his senior debut who is in the final year of his current deal.
The 18-year-old has been a regular in the club’s Under-23s and had previously been of interest to a number of Premier League clubs although none who might be prepared to offer him a first team squad place immediately.
With his contract expiring at the end of the 2020-2021 season there is a necessity for Fulham to sell and any deal would have to include a sell-on fee for Fulham on any future transfers.
The south Londoner is valued at around £400,000 plus add-ons related to performance, with a 20 per cent sell-on fee. Leeds would be prepared to offer him first team football rather than a loan elsewhere to push his development which makes them a more attractive option to the teenager.
He has been a target in the past for Leeds who are reviewing their squad for next season’s return to the top-flight. Manchester City have been interested in adding the youngster to their development squad.