After beating Coventry, Luton Town created history by becoming the first team to rise from non-league to the Premier League. Their story is quite similar to that of German side Heidenheim, who have also risen from the German fifth tier to promotion to the Bundesliga. Luton will now play in perhaps the toughest league in the world. And one of the players who made a mark in Luton Town’s impressive campaign was young full-back Cody Drameh.
On loan from Leeds United, Drameh was not the starting full-back but performed whenever called up by manager Rob Edwards. In fact, Drameh really came to his own at the end of the season, playing all the last 14 games of the team, out of which he played the entirety of 11 matches.
And with Leeds United now relegated to the Championship, Luton Town now look like a more attractive club which could persuade Drameh to sign a permanent deal. So, who is Cody Drameh, and how good is he?
Cody Drameh analysis
Born on December 8, 2001, in Dulwich, south London Cody Dramhe is a product of Fulham’s youth system. He first came to light when he made three appearances for Fulham in the under-18 Premier League in the 2017-18 season. The following season he was promoted to the under-23s making 17 appearances in Premier League 2, scoring one goal and providing one assist.
The next season he would again make 17 appearances in the Premier League 2, recording seven assists to his name. However, by the end of the season, Drameh was becoming restless and wanted to get a crack at the senior team.
This is why he joined Leed United in 2021, and after playing for the under-23s, he was handed his debut for the senior team in the EFL Cup against Arsenal. His Premier League debut would come on December 31, 2021, against Norwich City. He would make two more appearances into the new year, but it was clear that he was still far from being an integral part of the team.
So, for the rest of the season, Drameh was sent on loan to Championship side Cardiff City. He played in each of their last 20 games. He spent the first half of the season at Leeds the following season before being sent on loan to Luton Town.
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Cody Drameh stats
In the 2022-23 season, Drameh made ten appearances for the under-23s. He also played six games for the senior teams making one appearance each in the Premier League, FA Cup and EFL Cup. However, with Leeds still deeming him surplus to requirements, Drameh found himself on another loan spell, this time to Luton Town. However, in the six months that followed, Drameh has made massive improvements showing for the first time that he may be able to fulfil his vast potential.
Despite playing a little more than one-third of the season, Drameh has performed brilliantly, with two assists to his name. He ranks fourth in terms of crosses and successful tackles in Luton Town’s squad, according to Soccerment.
While his passing accuracy is average at 72.1 per cent, he fares far better in duels, winning 91 out of the 165 he contested. He also completed 18 dribbles out of the 35 he attempted, a good stat for a player of his age and experience.
He also averaged more than one interception per game during his time at Luton Town. Dramehn is also a player who needs to be playing regular;y to get into a rhythm, which brings out the best in him, so next season, we could see even a far better version whether he plays in the Premier League or the Championship.
Cody Drameh Scout report
A first look at Drameh’s heatmap of the current season would make anyone think that either he is a winger who loves to track back or a full-back who loves to venture forward. However, it is not either case, as he has alternately played at the right midfield and right back positions.
This shows his versatility in being adept at filling both roles with ease and without any drop in the quality of performances. In fact, it is the perfect balance of attacking and defensive instincts that makes him an ideal candidate for becoming the next star flying full-back.
Drameh’s strong suit is his vision, brilliant runs, and impressive ball recoveries. However, he has to work on his shooting and passing, which would make him a more rounded player who could survive and thrive in the top leagues.
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Cody Drameh transfer news
His impressive performance for Luton Town might have encouraged the folks at Leeds, who were having a terrible season in the Premier League. However, their relegation and Luton Town’s promotion drastically changed the situation.
Luton Town’s Rob Edwards will make now every effort to make Cody Drameh deal permanent after getting promoted to Premier League. 🟠 #transfers
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— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 29, 2023
Now flush with cash and the allure of the Premier League, Luton has a realistic chance of signing Drameh. Furthermore, he will only have less than a year left on his contract in the summer, which will put pressure on Leeds to sell the player and do so at a much lower price, which will be music to Luton Town’s ears.
For now, though, he can enjoy that he has been an integral part of one of the best fairy tales in football.