Leeds United youngster Cody Drameh is getting closer to a loan in January at Nottingham Forest, according to a new rumor that has emerged.
The Lowdown: Drameh impresses on youth squad
The 20-year-old has been a regular figure for the Whites Under-23 team lately, making 33 appearances for them so far. Drameh also made his senior debut at Leeds in September, playing against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup and making four appearances in total for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
A estrangement makes sense for the youngster, however, in order to gain more first-team experience, and a temporary exit from Elland Road appears to be in the pipeline.
The latest: Nottingham Forest move beckons
According to Football Insider, a source from Thorp Arch has claimed that Drameh will join the Forest Championship team on a loan deal until the end of the season.
Negotiations are believed to have “intensified in the past 24 hours” as a decision is expected to be completed imminently.
The verdict: Ideal experience for Drameh
Despite Leeds’ injury issues this season, it still makes sense for Drameh to receive a loan, as he looks to earn some regular playing time at the senior level.
The right-back has been described as ‘fantastic’ by expert Ben Parker and he could grow further as a player, gaining invaluable experience in a tough league.
With Luke Ayling now 30, Drameh should believe he can replace the favorite Elland Road in the long run – the hope is that he returns to Yorkshire as an even more complete young footballer this summer.
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