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Cody Drameh can save Leeds millions this summer

Leeds United youngster Cody Drameh continues to earn high praise following a successful loan spell at Cardiff City.

The 20-year-old defender spent the second half of the 2021/22 campaign in the Championship, where he impressed greatly winning their ‘Player of the Season’ award.

Bluebirds boss Steve Morison wanted to keep him in Wales past the summer but that seems rather unlikely.

“I don’t think anyone else in the league would mind having him. He has been top drawer,” claimed the Cardiff manager, via Wales Online.

“He is a great kid and he deserved all the awards he’s got. He is a top example to any of our young players, if they want to know how to get to the top and be as good as him – take a leaf out of his book.”

Indeed, reports from the Yorkshire Evening Post suggest that Drameh will be involved in Jesse Marsch’s squad heading into next season, a decision which could well save the club, and chairman Andrea Radrizzani, millions of pounds.

Vice-captain Luke Ayling not only disgraced himself against Arsenal, getting sent off for a needless and reckless challenge; subsequently missing the remainder of the season with survival on the line, but he isn’t getting any younger either.

“What an idiot. The lack of professionalism from his teammates and what this could mean going forward,” lambasted Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher (via talkSPORT).

“It’s not just going down to ten men, it’s a disgusting tackle going in with two feet and reminds me of a tackle that Vinnie Jones did a long time ago. What he thinks is going to happen on the back of that, I don’t know. It was an obvious red card.

“To put your team down to ten men, miss the last three games of the season, that might be the last game that Luke Ayling ever plays in the Premier League.”

Should Marsch start Drameh next season?

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The 30-year-old defender could well be replaced by Drameh in the near future.

Only Aden Flint registered a better WhoScored rating across the course of the season for the Bluebirds. The youngster’s three assists were only beaten by two other players but you’d imagine that would’ve been a different story had he been there for the entire campaign.

Meanwhile, Drameh also averaged a whopping 3.8 tackles per game, a feat which far usurps anyone in Leeds’ current squad, including Ayling (2.8 tackles, two assists).

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Also described as “phenomenal” by Morison, the Thorp Arch gem’s emergence will surely mean that the Whites won’t have to spend big in the transfer market in the right-back role.

Marsch must take a look at Drameh heading into next season, that’s for sure.

AND in other news, Fabrizio Romano drops Kalvin Phillips transfer update

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