EXCLUSIVE: Leeds United Make Bid For In-Demand Fulham Youngster

 EXCLUSIVE: Leeds United Make Bid For In-Demand Fulham Youngster

Leeds United have made a ‘significant bid’ for Fulham’s 17-year old starlet Cody Drameh.

Fulham were desperate to keep hold of the latest gem to emerge from their thriving academy set-up but now look set to cash in on him with his contract expiring at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

Liverpool are among the Premier League clubs to have shown interest in the England youth international, while recent reports indicated that Drameh was on his way to Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt.

However, sources say that Premier League hopefuls Leeds made an offer for the talented teenage defender at Midday today. The decision is in Fulham’s hands but Drameh is listing to offers.

Image: PA

Image: PA

Right-back Drameh, who chose football ahead of basketball, was a regular for Mark Pembridge’s Under 23 side last season, playing 17 times in Premier League 2.

Fulham are also losing out on Harvey Elliott, the youngest player to play in the Premier League, after he failed to agree a new contract.

Elliott made history last month when he became the youngest player ever to play in the Premier League.

Born on 4 April 2003, he entered the fray as a late substitute in the 1-0 defeat to Wolves and broke the previous record set by former Fulham left-back Matthew Briggs against Middlesbrough 12 years ago.

He will soon be available on a free, however, with Barcelona and RB Leipzig said to be waiting in the wings for the England Under-17 international.

Elliott and Drameh join a long list of Fulham squad members who care considering from the club including Matt O’Reilly, Ryan Sessegnon, Jerome Opoku and Cameron Thompson.

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