West Brom tried to hijack deal but Birmingham City ‘conclude’ Leeds United defender signing
The latest Championship transfer news on Deadline Day as West Brom fail a late hijack attempt for a Birmingham City-bound Leeds United defender.
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Birmingham City have announced the Deadline Day signing of Leeds United right-back Cody Drameh on a season-long loan deal.
The defender becomes Blues’ 12th acquisition of the summer transfer window and will offer John Eustace some much-needed depth on the right side.
Ethan Laird has started the season brilliantly but injuries have halted his progress. Juninho Bacuna even had to fill in at right-back when Marcel Oakley suffered a knock.
Those worries are now over, though, as Drameh, who has experience across the two top tiers of English football, will provide some healthy depth and competition.
Bluenoses will also be delighted to hear that local rivals West Bromwich Albion failed with a late attempt to hijack the transfer.
Birmingham World understands that the Baggies made a last-ditch effort to bring Drameh to The Hawthorns but the player already had his heart set on Blues.
Meanwhile, young right-back Josh Williams is expected to depart on loan before the 11pm deadline. Cheltenham Town are interested.