Preston North End were in talks to sign Leeds United right back Cody Drameh but he is now expected to sign for Championship rivals Luton Town.
That’s according to Sky Sports, who claim that PNE held negotiations to bring Drameh to Deepdale.
However, North End are now thought to be ‘out of the running’ for Drameh and he will instead sign for Luton.
The Hatters have agreed a loan deal until the end of the season with Cardiff City also set to miss out.
Luton right back James Bree has been heavily linked with following Nathan Jones to Southampton in this transfer window.
Drameh may now head to Kenilworth as a replacement for Bree as Luton look to secure a playoff place once again.
PNE boss Ryan Lowe has indicated that he wouldn’t want to just sign a right wing back to come in and sit behind Brad Potts or Alan Browne – two midfielders by trade, who have filled in at wing back.
Yet it now seems that North End did make a push for Drameh, only for the move to not materialise.
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Drameh, 21, was born in London and started his career in the Fulham ranks.
Leeds pounced to sign him after winning promotion to the Premier League in 2020, seeing huge potential in the right back.
That hasn’t really translated to first-team action though as Drameh has only made four league appearances for the Whites.
Cardiff took Drameh on loan for the second half of last season and he made a huge impact, bagging three assists in 22 games.
Manager Steve Morison branded Drameh ‘excellent’ but the loan move hasn’t pushed him any closer to first-team action.
Drameh has been stuck playing Premier League 2 games, bagging three assists in seven games this term.
Drameh is quick and loves to get forward, whilst his history of playing at wing back for Cardiff would have made him ideal for PNE.
Sadly, it looks like this deal isn’t happening; whether North End go back in for another wing back before next week’s deadline now remains to be seen.