Leeds complete full-back signing from fellow Premier League rival


Leeds Utd have continued their busy summer window by announcing the signing of Fulham full-back Cody Drameh.

The Whites are poised to take part in their first top flight campaign since 2004.

Despite marching to the Championship title, many predict Leeds’ squad will require significant additions in order to stave off relegation.

The club has been hard at work securing deals for personnel key to their promotion, with Illan Meslier and Helder Costa both arriving on a permanent basis.

Jack Harrison’s loan spell at Elland Road was extended by another 12 months earlier this week, though there was a caveat.

But now, Leeds have returned to the permanent transfer route.

18-year-old Drameh has shone brightly in Fulham’s under-23 squad this season. He notched a remarkable seven assists in just 19 appearances from right-back.

The youngster follows Wigan striker Joe Gelhardt and Linfield’s Charlie Allen through the club doors this week.

United are back in training this week ahead of their return to the Premier League, but a new deal for head coach Marcelo Bielsa has yet to be announced.

Drameh’s performances with Fulham last season impressed to the degree that three caps at England Under-18 level were forthcoming.


Shackleton speaks after committing long-term

Promising young midfielder Jamie Shackleton has signed a new four-year contract with Premier League newcomers Leeds United.

The 20-year-old former academy prospect, who joined the club at the age of seven, made his senior debut for Marcelo Bielsa’s side in August 2018.

Shackleton, who has played at right-back and in midfield, played 22 times for Leeds as they clinched a return to the top flight for the first time in 16 years by winning the Sky Bet Championship.

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He scored in the final two matches of the season, his maiden strike coming for the club at Derby before he notched again at home to Charlton.

Shackleton admits Premier League promotion is yet to sink in but is itching for his chance to play at the top level.

“It’s an amazing feeling to have another four years at this club,” Shackleton told the club website.

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