West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Leeds United defender, Sam Byram on four-and-a-half year contract.
Byram, 22, was thought to be close to signing for Everton earlier this week, but as we told you, West Ham came in at the last minute and he had a change of heart.
The defender, who will wear the number 22 shirt at the Hammers said this;
I’m unbelievably proud and happy to join a club as big as this.
I’m just looking forward to what the future holds and hopefully I can achieve things with this team going forward.
It’s a childhood dream of mine to play in the Premier League, so to have the chance to get into a team like this and I just want to get my head down, work hard and hopefully get a chance.
I spoke to the manager and he is one of the main reasons which attracted me to West Ham. I think hes done unbelievably well with his team so far, so I’m really looking forward to working with him and his staff.
My uncle and my cousin are big West Ham fans and have bought their tickets for the new stadium. My uncle was down here yesterday getting a shirt with my name on the back. It’s nice to have them down here and will help me to set up so I’m looking forward to seeing them.
I’m also really looking forward to seeing the new stadium in person. That was another big part in me wanting to come here. It’s a massive part of of the future of the club and I can’t wait to see, and hopefully play in it.
Byram, who only had six months left on his contract at Leeds, moves to West Ham in a deal worth around £4million.