May 25, 2024

24-year-old set to undergo Leeds medical as deal now agreed – Fabrizio Romano

Joel Piroe is set to undergo a medical at Leeds United ahead of his move from Swansea City.

 

Swansea City Boss Russell Martin Insists His Best Move Was To Put Leeds  United On Mute Over Joel Piroe - Dai Sport

That is according to Fabrizio Romano, who reports a deal has now been agreed between the two clubs with it expected to be completed by the end of the week.

As per the Daily Mail, Leeds have reached an agreement on a £12 million deal with Swansea for the 24-year-old.

Romano has now reiterated that claim and gone one step further, with Piroe set to make the trip to West Yorkshire to complete a medical ahead of his proposed move.

It has not yet been confirmed as to whether Piroe has agreed personal terms with the Whites, but the fact he is set for a medical would indicate they won’t be a problem.

Southampton are preparing an offer for Leeds United target Joel Piroe today.

That is according to TeamTalk, who report that Russell Martin is keen to link up with his former Swansea City striker at the Saints and are therefore set to submit a bid today.

As per the same article, Leeds have made an offer of between £8-£10 million for the 24-year-old as they step up their search for a number nine.

West Ham United are one of several clubs who have expressed an interest in one of Leeds United’s most promising talents…

 

What’s the latest West Ham transfer news?

According to The Athletic, Irons boss David Moyes is keeping a ‘speculative eye’ on Cody Drameh, amid the uncertainty of his contract situation at Elland Road.

Crystal Palace and Brentford are also keeping tabs on the youngster’s situation in west Yorkshire.

However, Southampton could arguably be the leading contender for his signature, as boss Russell Martin is described as one of his “biggest admirers” and previously tried to sign him when he was coaching at Swansea City.

Read The Latest West Ham Transfer News HERE…

Drameh’s current deal expires next summer and there is no offer of an extension on the table.

Leeds manager Daniel Farke is yet to properly utilise the 21-year-old gem, who has been recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered in training a few weeks ago.

Nevertheless, the article underlines that Drameh has been told he is in the club’s plans this season, but he is waiting to see if that chance materialises, knowing if the game time doesn’t arrive, he has a vast array of potential suitors.

Would Cody Drameh be a good signing for West Ham?

The Yorkshire giants signed the £2.5k-per-week man from Fulham in 2020 and would’ve hoped by now he would have progressed as a first-team regular.

However, the defender’s senior development has largely taken place at other clubs, where he has looked to be a consistent and solid asset.

His first loan spell occurred at Cardiff City in the second half of the 2021/22 season.

During this time, he made 22 Championship appearances and averaged the most tackles per game (3.8) and dribbles per game (1.1) in the squad, and won 56% of his ground duels – despite only spending five months at the Welsh outfit, Drameh was named the club’s Young Player of the Season and the Player of the Season.

Bluebirds manager Steve Morrison appreciated the 5 foot 9 dynamo’s contribution, lauding him as “excellent.”

Ahead of the 2022/23 campaign, you would have expected to result in a notable first-team breakthrough at Leeds, but he only managed three outings in all competitions and was sent out on another second-tier loan to Elland Road.

In 19 games for the Hatters, he averaged the second-highest number of tackles per game (3.3) and interceptions per game (1.2), as well as the most dribbles per game (1.1), as the club secured promotion to the Premier League.

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