Leeds United youngster Cody Drameh is set to join Cardiff City on loan for the remainder of the season, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The Lowdown: Drameh earns minutes for Leeds
The 20-year-old is currently one of the brightest young players at Elland Road, with Marcelo Bielsa showing trust in him this season.
With Leeds suffering from a number of injury problems at the back, Drameh has five senior appearances to his name in 2021/22, featuring in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat away to West Ham in the FA Cup third round.
It could be that a temporary move away makes sense for the youngster, though, and it looks as though that will happen.
The Latest: Loan exit close
Taking to Twitter on Sunday evening, Romano claimed that Drameh is on the verge of joining Championship side Cardiff until the campaign reaches its conclusion.
The Bluebirds’ bitter rivals Swansea City are also thought to have been in the mix but they have missed out on their man.
The Verdict: Shrewd short-term move
Drameh looks like a young player with plenty of potential, but the evidence from this season is that regular minutes will be hard to come by at Leeds, making a loan move the best option in the coming months.
It will hopefully allow the defender to be a regular starter in a senior team, testing himself in a league which is famed for being hugely competitive and physical.
The hope is that Drameh will return to Elland Road a more complete player in the summer, having had a prolonged run of action at senior level for Cardiff as they seek to pull away from the Championship danger zone.
In other news, Leeds are interested in signing a young British player. Find out who it is here.
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