West Ham sign defender Byram from Championship side Leeds

Leeds defender Sam Byram has joined Premier League side West Ham.

Nigel Roddis


West Ham has signed defender Sam Byram from Leeds for an undisclosed fee.


The 22-year-old Byram joins the English Premier League club on a four-and-a-half year contract after rejecting a move to Everton.

”I’m unbelievably proud and happy to join a club as big as this,” Byram said Wednesday after completing his move.

”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…I just want to get my head down and work hard and hopefully get a chance,” Byram added.

Byram turned down Everton on Monday after holding discussions with Toffees manager Roberto Martinez.

He could make his debut for the Hammers against title-chasing Manchester City at Upton Park on Saturday.