It has been reported by the British tabloid that the Toffees boss is looking at the 21-year-old defender as a potential replacement for Seamus Coleman.
The Republic of Ireland international right-back is a target of Manchester United, according to The Sun, and Martinez has “sounded out” Byram as the 26-year-old’s replacement if he leaves for Old Trafford this summer.
Coleman is one of the best right-backs in the Premier League, and Everton should do their utmost to retain his services.
While Byram is a very talented young player, he has not played in the English top flight and there will be doubts if he can fill in the shoes of Coleman.
The 21-year-old, though, is a versatile player who can play both as a right-back and as a right-winger.
This means that Everton will get two players for the price of one if they sign Byram from Leeds, but the Merseyside outfit should not expect results from him rightaway.
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