Liverpool and Manchester City are both tracking Fulham youngster Cody Drameh, according to reports. The Reds should probably let this one go, however.
The Mirror makes the claim. They say that City are watching the 18-year-old as ‘one for the future’ and believe there are two options with him.
Firstly, he could help them with their home-grown quota if he’s good enough for their squad from the off. Alternatively, City could sign Drameh and then loan him out.
It’s exactly what they did with Patrick Roberts, for instance, a player they signed from Fulham in 2015 and have subsequently loaned out four times.
They’re not the only ones looking at Drameh, however. Both Liverpool and Leeds United are apparently tracking Drameh – and the Reds have previous with Fulham, too.
They brought in Harvey Elliott last summer after the teenager made his Premier League debut for Fulham. Could they do the same with Drameh then? We think it’s unlikely.
What RTK has to say
There’s one massive problem here – Drameh is a right-back. That’s actually the very last position Liverpool need a young talent in.
For one, Trent Alexander-Arnold is first-choice and still only 21. He’s both the present and the future and no young right-back could sign for Liverpool and hold genuine first-team aspirations.
And then there’s also Neco Williams. The Welshman looks like a brilliant talent, too, is the same age as Drameh and has more experience. Not to mention that he’s also ingrained in Liverpool’s methods.
According to Goal, Jurgen Klopp sees Williams as a first-team option next season. With that kind of backing, a move for Drameh just doesn’t make any sense.