West Ham are set to send defender Sam Byram on loan to Nottingham Forest for the 2018/19 season, according to a report.
The Sun report that the right-back will have a chance to revive his career in the Championship with Forest after making only 27 appearances for the Hammers since joining them in 2016 from Leeds United.
The newspaper state that Forest boss Aitor Karanka jumped at the chance to sign Byram on a season-long loan as he wanted to sign an experienced right-back in this window and getting one on loan will leave him cash to spend on strengthening other positions.
Football Insider Verdict:
This is a great move for all parties involved as Byram was currently set to waste away for another season at the London Stadium if he didn’t secure an exit this summer. The 24-year-old clearly had very little chance of being a part of Manuel Pellegrini’s plans for the upcoming season as he has never quite proven himself to be good enough to regularly feature in the top-flight. This has been largely due to his unfortunate injury problems but none the less the latest Hammers manager was unlikely to see him as a first-team regular anytime soon even if fit. At Forest Byram has a golden opportunity to rebuild his reputation in the game as long as he is able to stay fit. When injury free the right-back will be a valuable member of any Championship side and could easily play a vital role in helping Forest win promotion in their upcoming campaign. The 24-year-old must seize his opportunity if he rocks up at Forest as it could be make or break for his career despite him being relatively young still.
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