Leeds United hoping to agree deal with Fulham for academy player Cody Drameh

Sam Wallace
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Cody Drameh of Fulham U21 in action during the Leasing.com Trophy match between Milton Keynes Dons and Fulham U21 at Stadium mk on October 01, 2019 in Milton Keynes - Getty Images/ Pete Norton
Cody Drameh of Fulham U21 in action during the Leasing.com Trophy match between Milton Keynes Dons and Fulham U21 at Stadium mk on October 01, 2019 in Milton Keynes - Getty Images/ Pete Norton

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.