According to Chisanga Malata of the Daily Express, Sam Byram ‘will be shown the door’ by West Ham United this summer. The Londoners are reportedly ‘keen to cash in’ on the right-back and are open to loaning him out if they can’t sell him.
Byram fell down the pecking order at the London Stadium, leading to him being loaned out to Nottingham Forest last summer, and it appears he doesn’t have a future with the Hammers. This is good news for the Reds as they’ve wanted to re-sign Byram for 2019/20. The 25-year-old is open to returning too.
He’s made seven appearances in all competitions this season, racking up 564 minutes of playing time. Byram has impressed in the handful of games Martin O’Neill has seen him in and has a good chance of coming back to the City Ground.
Since joining West Ham from Leeds in 2016, game time has been scarce. Byram has never managed to nail down a starting place with the Londoners and may have to leave for the sake of his career. Forest are expected to try and capitalise on the situation, so time will tell if they’re successful.