Date: 7th July 2019 at 8:40pm
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Sam Byram is edging closer towards an exit away from West Ham this summer, according to the Nottingham Post.

The newspaper claims that amid interest from Nottingham Forest, the 25-year-old has been offered to West Brom as part as a player-plus-cash deal for Salomon Rondon [Football League World].

The Nottingham Post does not clearly state which club the ex-Leeds defender is heading towards signing for, but there is a strong suggestion that the move is to West Brom, where he would reunite with Slaven Bilic should he sign for the Baggies.

OPINION

West Ham should really try to get rid of Byram this summer. Manuel Pellegrini already has two right-backs in Pablo Zabaleta and Ryan Fredericks, so if he was to keep hold of Byram, there’s a very little chance of him getting any worthwhile game-time. Byram is also in the final year of his contract, so cashing in on him now would effectively by the Irons’ way of cutting their losses on the player. Bilic signed Byram from Leeds in January 2016 but since then, he has only made 36 appearances in all competitions due to injury issues and the fact that he was always in a battle for a spot in the starting line-up. Last season, while on loan at Forest, the 25-year-old did rediscover some of his form, but it wasn’t good enough to prove he can break into Pellegrini’s team in the Premier League in the 2019/20 campaign.