The Magpies need to strengthen their defense this winter. The latest update from England suggests that Newcastle United are linked with surprise move for Leeds United right-back Cody Drameh. The 21-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs including Borussia Dortmund.
Drameh has been with Leeds United since 2020, having signed for the club from Fulham for 440,000 euros. The 21-year-old is under contract at Leeds until the summer of 2025.
The right-back has registered one goal in five matches for Leeds United this season on all fronts.
The 21-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in England. Drameh has represented England at Under-18 Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning seven caps.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Newcastle.
The Magpies are looking to sign a right-back and have identified the 21-year-old as potential transfer target.
The Newcastle United manager has kept an eye on Drameh for the last 12 months and he is impressed with the right-back’s performances.
Newcastle United are desperate to make an impact in the winter transfer window.
The former Fulham man is a very comfortable defender and has qualities which would improve the Newcastle’s backline. He will add a new dimension to their defense.
World Football Rumours
According to the report, “Leeds United fullback Cody Drameh is a target for Newcastle United and Borussia Dortmund. Italian sports journalist Fabrizio Romano has listed Newcastle as a possible destination for Cody Drameh. Kieran Trippier is the undisputed first choice on Tyneside but, at 32, cannot be regarded as the long-term answer. Romano has highlighted Drameh as the possible heir to Trippier’s throne.”
Newcastle will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Leeds United to the negotiating table. They have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
The Whites would be wise to keep the England international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Good signing for Newcastle United?
Cody Drameh stands as an excellent option for Newcastle. He will be an ideal choice for Eddie Howe as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his defenders.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit at St. James’ Park.
It will be interesting to see whether Newcastle will make their move during the winter transfer window.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.