Leeds United news as Drameh backed first-team claim and second summer signing ends


Here are the latest headlines from Leeds United on Thursday June 2, 2022.

Sustained Drameh

Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has backed Cody Drameh to claim a regular first-team spot in pre-season. Drameh is set to return to the Whites after a very impressive league loan spell at Cardiff City, who he joined in January.

The 20-year-old won both Player and Young Player of the Year awards at their end-of-season awards, with Bluebirds boss Steve Morison often publicly stating how highly he rated him. Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan claimed Drameh must have been on Jesse Marsch’s mind after such an impressive spell.

“Absolutely. The loan was his second part of the progression. He came through the Under-23 system, and now he’s come out to get that experience.

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“He’s been to Cardiff and played the majority of games since he arrived – and has played very well consistently. He must be on Jesse Marsch’s mind heading into pre-season.

“Drameh has shown this progression, he has shown that he is mature enough to manage the championship. I think he will be good in this group and he will want to show Marsch what he is.

Kristensen close

Leeds United are close to securing the signing of Danish right-back Rasmus Kristensen ahead of a move from RB Salzburg – the club’s second potential signing. Last week, the West Yorkshire side announced they had secured Brenden Aaronson who joined for £25m.

And today, it looks like a move for Ramus Kristensen is indeed headed in the right direction. Transfer reporter Fabrizio Romano has now reported that a move is near. He said: “Rasmus Kristensen, one step away from joining Leeds. The deal with RB Salzburg is now done as Jesse Marsch wants him as a new comeback. Tuesday’s opening LUFC bid of around €10m euros should now be accepted.”

Brereton–Diaz interest

Ben Brereton-Diaz has emerged as a target for Leeds United after a stellar season in the Championship for Blackburn Rovers, becoming one of the division’s most prolific goalscorers with 22 goals in 37 games, making him the league’s third-highest goalscorer. competition.

Jesse Marsch is believed to be in the hunt for a striker after the front men’s struggles this season, with former prolific Patrick Bamford struggling to regain his form from the 2020/21 season due to injury. The club’s top scorers last season were two wingers, Raphinha scoring 11 and Jack Harrison contributing 10.

After narrowly avoiding relegation from the Premier League on the final day of the Premier League season, Leeds United are hoping to strengthen their squad in this summer’s transfer window. The interest in Brereton-Diaz, as reported by the Daily Mail, is an exciting prospect given the 23-year-old’s journey over the past two years.

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