Leeds United are ‘trying their hardest’ to keep on loan right-back Cody Drameh at the club despite interest from elsewhere.

That is according to Fabrizio Romano, who claims Luton Town are keen on making his stay permanent if they are promoted to the Premier League, while several other clubs are also monitoring too.

Drameh has spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Kenilworth Road after first team football was at a premium under Jesse Marsch.

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The 21-year-old has shone since his move down south, with the defender very much a fan favourite after helping them progress to the Championship play-off final against Coventry City in just over a week.

Despite Leeds’ reported desire to keep Drameh, he is ‘expected’ to leave the club permanently this summer after a difficult time in West Yorkshire.

Leeds ‘trying hardest’ to keep Drameh

With just 12 months remaining on his contract at Elland Road, it is hard to see Leeds being able to keep Drameh given the way he has been treated in the last couple of seasons.

Drameh spent the second half of the 2021/22 campaign on loan at Cardiff City, where he impressed so much, he scooped a number of their end of season awards.

Instead of handing him a first team chance, though, Leeds signed another right-back in Rasmus Kristensen who has often struggled in the Premier League and they now have a real fight to keep him.

Romano said: “Cody Drameh, into the play off final — Leeds trying hardest to keep him while Luton want to do everything to sign the RB hoping to play PL football.

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“Championship, PL and European clubs all monitoring the situation closely. No decision has been taken.”

Should Leeds go on to be relegated this month, Drameh would be ready-made for the Championship but they may now find it difficult to keep him, particularly if Luton earn promotion at Wembley.

It would be a real shame to see Drameh depart without having ever had a fair shot at first team football, but ultimately Leeds will only have themselves to blame.

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