The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) Public Investment Fund (PIF) are eyeing a move to sign Leeds United right-back Cody Drameh for Newcastle United.
The Lowdown: Promising talent
At 20 years of age, there is no doubt that Drameh is a promising talent, and he showcased his abilities while on loan at Cardiff City in the Championship last season.
The Latest: Newcastle interest
The report recalls their deadline day move for West Ham United’s Harrison Ashby, and Drameh fits a similar kind of profile.
Given his age, he would not take up one of the slots in the North East club’s 25-man squad, but they will face competition from Bundesliga heavyweights Borussia Dortmund for his signature.
The Verdict: Get it done
The report shares that there are ‘doubts’ over the long-term future of Javier Manquillo, while Emil Krafth is out for the rest of the campaign with a knee injury.
Thus, the Tynesiders need a long-term understudy to Kieran Trippier, and 20-year-old Drameh would fit the bill.
His age and top-flight experience mean that he could be an ideal signing for the Magpies, should they be able to get a deal done in January.
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