Irons keen on Championship right back


Sam-ByramWest Ham are carefully monitoring Leeds United’s Essex-born right back Sam Byram who is out of contract at the end of the season and no closer to signing a new deal with the club.

Arsenal, Crystal Palace, and Everton have all shown an interest in the 22 year old but the Hammers are current favourites to grab the defender

Leeds boss Steve Evans dropped the player to the bench against QPR explaining: “There’s Sam’s contractual status where the club want any asset to be secured moving forward.

“I’ve got people talking who represent Sam and represent Leeds United. I’ve been working with Sam to make that happen over the last few days.

“This is a young right-back. He’s not going to be the lifesaver of Leeds United going forward. While I understand the frustration, we need a lot more than a right-back.”

The Hammers would be ready to satisfy the player’s personal demands if as expected he decides to hold out until the summer and see what interest he attracts.

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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!"

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  • Michael Miller says:

    Championship players are tye way to go – he’s young, already played in a tough league and held his own – out of contract, even better – well worth a punt!

  • bubs says:

    Now your talking replace the week players but until then use what you have

  • johnham1 says:

    Guys, another poor player, he was not making the Leeds team until new manager came in. Stay well clear. We have the answer in Oxford…

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