Leeds have seen a second bid for Fulham’s sought-after Cody Drameh rejected, and are considering a third approach to sign the teenage defender, according to Sky Sports.
The Whites were understood to have been plotting a ‘substantial’ offer for the 17-year-old in June, as it emerged the Cottagers could look to cash in on their product’s intense admiration from around Europe, with Liverpool thought to be one of the leading known admirers.
Drameh had rejected a potential new deal in South West London earlier in the year, after Scott Parker’s recently-relegated outfit sought to avoid his potential exit next summer for nothing more than compensation for his development.
Claims were also made suggesting Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt were prepared to host the London-born ace at their facilities for a medical, should he be on offer for a permanent transfer.
However, Sky Sports stating in their Transfer Centre (June 3, 13:15) that Fulham have rejected our approach would give reason to believe the Cottagers intend to retain Drameh’s services, after he featured in 25 fixtures across their Under 23s and U18s last term.
A third, more substantial, offer could twist their arm in our favour, though, while the reported negotiations between United and Fulham over Adam Forshaw and the Cottagers’ speculated interest in Pontus Jansson may play their part in our bid to add another sought-after talent to Carlos Corberan’s Whites youth ranks.