West Ham defender Sam Byram is set to join Championship side Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan deal, according to The Sun.
The newspaper revealed on their transfer blog (7.30am) that the 24-year-old is moving to the second tier club as he looks to restart his career after a series of injuries have hampered his time at the Hammers since joining two years ago.
Byram made 10 appearances for West Ham across all competitions last season.
With a lack of playing time due to troublesome injuries, Byram would be a fringe player for the Hammers if he remained at the London Stadium and a move away for the right-back is exactly what he needs in order to revitalise his career. Byram was one of the hottest young prospects in English football, after joining West Ham from Leeds, but has failed to make enough appearances for the Premier League club and has been frozen out of first-team action. After West Ham signed full-back Ryan Fredericks from Fulham, Byram’s passage towards the Hammers’ first-team will be blocked and with Forest boss Aitor Karanka desperate to draft in a right-back of his own, it is a understandable option for Byram to take if he is to find the fine form he showed when at Leeds. With the 24-year-old in the prime years of his playing career, he needs to move if he is going to progress any further.