Drameh stepped up in the Whites senior team five times across all competitions this season, slotting in for senior players unavailable for selection owing to injury.


Leeds’ injury situation has not improved, with many of their first team players sidelined, but Drameh left Elland Road this month to join Championship side Cardiff City on loan in a bid to clock up senior minutes on a regular basis.



Bielsa has revealed he wanted Drameh to stay at Elland Road for the rest of the season, given they are shorthanded across the board and stressed he did not see any need for him to garner experience elsewhere.


The Argentine added that Drameh pushed for an exit and he did not want to block the move, given the defender had set his heart on leaving.



Asked about Drameh’s loan exit Bielsa told a press conference: “No I didn’t think he needed to play games elsewhere.


“He was a player that was very necessary with all the absences that we had but he preferred to go and play outside of Leeds.



“In a situation where the opportunities for the youngsters increase clearly and, in this case, Drameh would prefer to experiment outside of our team, I consider that position valid and I didn’t think it makes sense to oppose him.


“What I imagine as a great opportunity, he imagined it in a different way and it is more important what he thinks than what I think.


“And I don’t think it is convenient to oppose when a player does or doesn’t want to belong.”


Leeds still have just over two weeks to make new signings in the ongoing window, and it remains to be seen whether Drameh’s decision to leave mid-season will have an impact on his long-term future at Elland Road.