Would Sam Byram or Scott Wootton be most likely to leave if Leeds sign Adam Drury?

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If Adam Drury impresses sufficiently during his Leeds United trial, what could that mean for some of the club's current stars?

Leeds United had a number of new faces in training last week including Charlie Horton, Chris Wood and Lee Erwin.

Former loanee Sol Bamba was also back following his permanent signing from Palermo, but it was another player who generated the most discussion in the form of trialist Adam Drury.

The 21-year-old is currently training with Leeds in the hope of earning a contract and his presence – should he remain for the long-term – raises questions over the future of some of the club’s first-team stars.

Drury’s ability to play as either a right-back or a right winger means Sam Byram is the first name that comes to mind; a player who the Mirror recently linked with a potential £8million switch to Sunderland.

When you consider that Byram is now in the final year of his current contract, cashing in on him this summer is definitely an option, although the majority of Leeds fans will no doubt want to see the talented player remain for the long haul.

In a purely positional sense, Drury is a carbon copy of Byram – a player equally adept at playing at full-back or on the wing; a youngster with plenty to prove and a history at Manchester City that suggests he possesses innate talent.

If Drury is offered a permanent deal at the club, his presence would certainly go some way to filling the hole left if Byram waved goodbye.

That said, Drury and Byram could both play for Leeds next season as strength in depth will be vital as manager Uwe Rosler attempts to win promotion in his debut campaign.

Drury could play at right-back and Byram on the wing (or vice-versa) and with Lewie Coyle, Scott Wootton and Gaetano Berardi on the books, there would suddenly be four or five right-backs fighting for one position.

The highly-rated Coyle is going nowhere while Berardi impressed on the opposite flank last season, suggesting he too has a future at Leeds, so could any move for Drury see Wootton moved on?

Of course for now that is all speculation, but it seems that Byram or Wootton are the most likely players to leave if Drury does become the latest addition to Leeds’ blossoming squad.

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