Nottingham Forest are right to still be looking to sign Sam Byram

Nottingham Forest have not given up hope of signing West Ham United defender Sam Byram, despite the transfer window closing, according to The Nottingham Post.

What’s the story?

The right-back moved from his boyhood club Leeds United to West Ham in 2016 but has since struggled to make an impression for the Premier League outfit.

The 24-year-old has only made 17 Premier League starts since his move to the top-flight and it appears he is surplus to requirements at West Ham.

Byram is comfortable playing as a right-back or higher up the pitch and can cause a real threat with his pacy runs from deep.

Forest were interested in signing him this summer but now it looks like they will try to bring him in on a loan move with a view to a permanent deal, according to the report.

Sign him up

Byram has shown that he is a class talent at Championship level, even if he has struggled in the top-flight.

If Forest were able to sign him in any way, he could be a very useful addition for Aitor Karanka as he looks for cover at right-back.

Even though Karanka’s had a very busy transfer window, it appears there could still be another face coming to the City Ground.