Byram: The financial package

Sam-Byram-CelebratingSam Byram has joined West Ham on terms similar to those offered to Aaron Cresswell.

ClaretandHugh understand the club’s new right back will be earning around £30k a week although we believe there are also staged payments involved.

Byram is set to join the club officially later today after David Sullivan hijacked Everton’s move for the Leeds player who at 22 years old has been described as having a “tremendous future.”

The Irons have paid just over £3.7 million for him with half of the money being paid now to cash-stricken Leeds with the remainder falling due at the end of the season.

ClaretandHugh was told: “It was clear we needed to move quickly for Sam although, as explained, we would sooner have waited for a free transfer in the summer.”

That may have given the player more cash than he has received in personal terms but Byram had no problem with immediately agreeing terms.

We were told: “He’s on a similar deal to the one that brought Aaron here – a basic of around £30k plus staged payments based on appearances and the like.”


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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

4 comments on “Byram: The financial package

  1. Looks a good deal on paper,
    I thought it would be a quite time this window but it could yet have a lot of surprises,
    It will be good to have another young defender on the books that looks promising
    Now for a forward and a couple of players going out

  2. Zarate is in talks at the moment for a loan deal to Italy with an option to buy for about 3 mill according to sky ! Mousa sow may be the surprise deal from Saudi !?
    Jelly may not be a spring chicken but we can’t knock his commitment , he tries his best and we can’t criticise that aspect of his game ! Its those that don’t knock their tabs out that are the villains ? But a loan c/f is needed in the short term.

  3. Jelifish lack of trying isn’t the problem it’s his end product. A couple of years back he would have made a great signing, now though not good enough for the PL. Bring in a proven goal scorer on Loan is needed. Zarate looks like he’s off aswell.

    • Sorry, I can’t help but disagree. He was never a good footballer, regardless of how many goals he scored at everton or rangers. Did he ever require more than one touch for any goal at everton?

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