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2 ways in which Leeds United can replace seemingly outgoing defender this January

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Cody Drameh is expected to leave Leeds United during the January transfer window.

That’s according to a report from the Yorkshire Evening Post who claim both Drameh and Leeds concede that “both sides anticipate movement in the window” to come during the winter window.

The report claims that Drameh’s camp have relayed that there’s interest from Premier League rivals Newcastle United and also Borussia Dortmund in the 20-year-old, whilst Leeds are also expecting further interest from Germany and The Netherlands, as well as the English domestic market.

The right-back has struggled for minutes at Elland Road and hasn’t been given the necessary pathway into the first-team for Leeds, with Rasmus Kristensen and Luke Ayling established as first choice duo in his position.

Harrison Ashby

One player who has already been linked with a move to Leeds is West Ham United’s Harrison Ashby.

The full-back is out of contract at the end of this season and would be available on a cheap deal after reportedly rejecting a new contract with the the club, much like Leeds’ deal to sign Sonny Perkins from the same club during the summer window.

Leeds were first linked with Ashby during the summer, journalist Alan Nixon is reporting that the Whites are keen to sign West Ham’s 21-year-old right-back.

Given his age, he’s another player who might be in demand of more game time as soon as possible, but signing him with a view to an immediate loan into the Championship could be the best way to secure his services as a long-term replacement at full-back.

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Brooke Norton-Cuffy

A player not currently linked with the club but who could be a good option is Arsenal’s Norton-Cuffy. He could present another good long-term investment for Jesse Marsch‘s side.

The 18-year-old spent some of last season out on loan in League One with Lincoln City, where his impressive performances have culminated in a second loan spell away from The Emirates, to the Championship with Rotherham United.

The right-back is a very strong ball carrier and already has a high level of technical quality, but is still young enough to require some refinement.

A move to Elland Road could present more of a pathway for Norton-Cuffy, given the array of options ahead of him at Arsenal, but with his loan to South Yorkshire still active, it would have to be a transfer at the end of the season in the summer window.

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