Nottingham Forest are shaping up for a promotion push ahead of the new Championship season, after bringing in 10 new faces to the City Ground and breaking their transfer record to sign midfielder Joao Carvalho from Benfica for £13m.
According to the Nottingham Post, Forest manager Aitor Karanka is also hopeful that West Ham right-back Sam Byram will join the club this week. The 24-year-old is surplus to requirements at the London Stadium following the arrival of Ryan Fredericks from Fulham, although it is yet to be seen whether a deal for Byram would be permanent or on loan.
Valued at £3.6m by Transfermarkt, Byram played 134 times for Leeds before making the move to West Ham in January 2016. Unfortunately for the Englishman he has made only 36 appearances for the East London side since then and now might be the perfect time for him to drop back down to the Championship.
Forest fans have certainly been hoping that Byram will sign and that he is the final piece in the puzzle for Karanka. Check out some of their best tweets below.
Get Byram and that’s a top 8 side. #nffc
— East Midland Reds © (@IlkestonRed) July 20, 2018
Our squad has to be the strongest it's been in years. Get Byram done and we have competition for every position! Definitely set up for 4-2-3-1 and options in the final third look ridiculous. #nffc pic.twitter.com/jlwkFL8a2d
— Gareth Roberts (@RedDogRoberts) July 21, 2018
Darikwa isn't good enough IMO, so Sam Byram would be an ideal and yet another cracking signing 👌 Hope it happens #nffc
— Darren J D (@Dazzler1865) July 23, 2018
If we get byram i think we have a squad definately that can challenge for a playoff spot maybe even a automatic position.depending on how the three relegated clubs from the prem do #NFFC
— Scott Riddell (@teapot007) July 23, 2018
Hope we nail down a right-back (preferably Byram) this week. But also hope we have one last surprise signing to keep the interest up until the end of the season. #NFFC
— Woof Zip Criminal (@fritzromanov) July 23, 2018
Come on #NFFC lets get byram deal done!
— Daniel Lamb (@lambydan) July 23, 2018
With the signings made this summer and if we can get Byram in got to feel a playoff place is more than achievable for the new season #NFFC
— Josh Gill (@josh42217) July 22, 2018