West Ham have agreed to sell defender Sam Byram for around £750,000, according to Claret & Hugh.
The dedicated Hammers source claim that while the London club have parted with the 25-year-old right-back for a six-figure fee, his destination is being kept quiet until the club who have signed him announce it.
Claret & Hugh report that the announcement is expected Tuesday morning (today) and that the club who could have brought him may be Nottingham Forest who he was on loan with last season.
Oh Byram, what could have been. The 25-year-old’s Hammers career has never hit the heights that many likely hoped it would when he joined from Leeds United in 2016. However, it’s hard to blame Byram for his Hammers’ career not panning out. After all, it does seem like the reason why it hasn’t is due to his terrible luck with injuries. Byram has featured a total of 36 times for the senior side, with 22 of those outings coming in the 2016/17 season at the club. The 25-year-old suffered a minor muscle injury in his 2015/16 campaign, then suffered a hamstring injury in his 2016/17 campaign that kept him on the sidelines for 99 days, as per Transfermarkt, before his luck hit an all-time low in his 2017/18 campaign. Byram had a thigh muscle injury that kept him out of action for 73 days before picking up an ankle injury that saw him spend a whopping 163 days out of action (Source: Transfermarkt). Byram’s loan spell at Nottingham Forest last season was also hampered by injury as while he did impress in his eight outings, he only appeared that many times due to missing 39 games due to having to undergo knee surgery (Source: Transfermarkt).