Leeds are reportedly ready to bring Sam Byram back to Elland Road this summer

According to reliable West Ham United club insider @ExWHUemployee on Twitter, Leeds United are considering a move to bring Irons defender Sam Byram, rated at £3.6m by Transfermarkt, back to Elland Road two-and-a-half years after they sold him to the east London outfit.

What’s the word, then?

Well, @ExWHUemployee tweeted that Nottingham Forest are just one of a number of Championship clubs looking to sign the 24-year-old either on loan or on a permanent basis after The Sun reported the Reds were set to get him.

@ExWHUemployee says that the defender’s former team are also weighing up a move for a player they sold to the Irons in January 2016 for an undisclosed fee.

New Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa admitted he would be looking to bring new players to Elland Road in his first press conference on Monday, and it seems as though Byram is a serious target.


Would he be a good signing for Leeds?

It’s difficult to say.

While Byram clearly has plenty of ability having earned a move to the Premier League from Leeds, injuries and lack of form have often meant that he has struggled to win a place in West Ham’s starting XI which has certainly stalled his career progress.

The right-back has only made 36 appearances in total for the Irons – providing two assists – having played 143 matches for the Yorkshire club, who have been urged to sign a 25-year-old attacking World Cup ace by supporters on Twitter, previously.

In addition, the fact that the Whites already have a perfectly able player in that position in the form of Luke Ayling surely makes a deal less likely, unless Bielsa feels that the fans’ favourite could potentially play as a centre-back in his preferred 3-3-1-3 system.