Mills: Drameh may have no Leeds future after confirmed news
Marcelo Bielsa may not see Cody Drameh in his long-term plans at Leeds United, according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender claimed Bielsa may not “fancy” Drameh after letting him join Cardiff City on loan.
As confirmed by Leeds yesterday (12 January), the young full-back has moved to the Championship side until the end of the season.
The move has been sanctioned despite an unprecedented injury crisis at the club.
In defence Leeds are currently without Liam Cooper, Charlie Cresswell, Jamie Shackleton and Pascal Struijk due to injury while Diego Llorente is suspended for the trip to West Ham this weekend.
Drameh has featured in three of Leeds’ last four games across all comeptitions as a result and has now made five appearances for the senior side this term.
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“It says to me Bielsa doesn’t quite rate him highly enough to play him in the first team,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“He didn’t want Charlie Cresswell to leave and go out on loan because he thinks he could benefit from being around the team and training and is possibly going to be part of his plans.
“It’s the same with other players as well. If you’re prepared to let players leave at this stage with all the injuries, it’s my guess, but Bielsa doesn’t quite fancy him for the first team.”
Drameh moved to Leeds from Fulham in the summer of 2020 but had to wait until this season to make his senior bow.
The 20-year-old also made his debut for England Under-21s earlier this season.