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Leeds poised to sign Cody Drameh from Fulham

last updated Saturday 08th August 2020, 2:34 PM

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Fulham defender Cody Drameh
Fulham defender
Cody Drameh
Cody Drameh
Leeds United are poised to secure their first signing back in the Premier League by landing Cody Drameh from Fulham.

Sportsmail understands a financial package that could reach close to £1million if clauses are met was agreed by the two newly-promoted clubs on Thursday night.

Leeds began negotiations with a £400,000 offer but talks then moved quickly for a player who has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Craven Cottage.

Drameh, an England Under 18 international, has impressed for Fulham’s Under 23 side from right back but had not yet been handed a professional debut by Scott Parker.

Leeds are willing to offer the 18-year-old a chance to develop with the first team rather than send him on loan, and the deal is believed to include a 20 per cent sell-on clause.

Marcelo Bielsa’s project appealed to the teenager hoping to make his mark and Leeds, who hold a long-standing interest, had attempted to sign Drameh last January.

His reputation grew earlier this year when scouts present for Fulham’s narrow FA Youth Cup defeat at Manchester City raved over his performance up against the talented Dutch winger Jayden Braaf.

Source Jack Gaughan at Daily Mail
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