Former Leeds United and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes there is a ‘opportunity’ for Luton to sign full-back Cody Drameh from his former club on a permanent basis this summer, but only when they can afford to pay.
The 21-year-old was brought in by Hatters in the January transfer window, to replace James Bree, who opted to join his former manager Nathan Jones at Southampton.
Drameh made 19 appearances, playing brilliantly on the right flank for Rob Edwards’ side as Town reached the playoffs, when he featured at Wembley during the 120 minutes of last month’s play-off final, which Luton beat Coventry City with a score of 6-5 on penalties to take the top spot.
The defender is said to have a year left on his contract at Elland Road, but his playing time with the Whites is limited, making just eight appearances over the previous two seasons, possibly he will be delighted to return to Bedfordshire for the Hatters’ upcoming first Premier League campaign.
Edwards is clearly a fan, although it’s understandable that he didn’t give anything away when discuss the future of Dramah back in April, when the defender himself admitted a ‘decision’ needs to be done about his whereabouts next season.
Town supporters would love to see he’s back in orange next term, a poll on the website Luton News showed 98 percent voted for him to stay, but speak to Ministry of Transport News LeedsRobinson, who played almost 100 times for Leeds, in a career that spanned 500 games for Spurs and Blackburn, also made 41 caps for his national team, said: “I think there is an opportunity (back to Luton) ), he’s had a great season.
“He’s been on loan to gain experience because he’s not going to earn anything at Leeds and he’s done very well.
“Having the opportunity to play in the top half of the Championship and then get promoted to the Premier League, he has had a fantastic season.
“Luton will do everything possible to sign him next year.
“Whether there is an option for him to be loaned out or not, I am sure he has a relationship with the players and the coach.
“He wants to play for Luton in the Premier League or for Leeds in the Championship.
“We don’t know how Luton will be next season, we don’t expect them to be too well off to go to the Premier League.
“The amount Leeds will demand for Drameh could cost them the deal.”