Leeds United youngster Sam Byram has been linked with Premier League trio Everton, Sunderland and Newcastle United.
Leeds United youngster Sam Byram has explained to Shoot magazine how much he loves the club.
The 21-year-old, who can play as a right-back as well as a right-winger, has been at the West Yorkshire outfit since he was 12 years old.
“I think growing up around the area and all my friends and brother being Leeds fans, the club has done so much for me from a young age and brought me through,” the Englishman told Shoot magazine.
“They have given me the chance to play for the team I support. They have been brilliant towards me. As a whole, it is just a really special club to me.”
Good news for Leeds United
Byram’s comments underline just how much he loves Leeds and how much he is committed to them.
It seems that the youngster has a sense of belonging at Elland Road and wants to pay back the Whites for what they have done for him over the years.
The defender’s comments also mean that he is never going to force through a move, and this will only please the Leeds fans.
Throughout the summer, Byram has been linked with a move away from the Championship club, with a number of Premier League outfits claimed to be interested in his services.
According to The Sun, Everton want to sign the right-back, while The Sunderland Echo have reported of Sunderland’s interest in the 21-year-old and The Guardian have claimed that Newcastle United are keeping tabs on him.
Leaving Leeds for the aforementioned clubs would be a step up for Byram, as he would be able to feature in the Premier League and enhance his growth and development as a footballer.
However, from Byram’s comments, it seems that he is not going to leave Leeds anytime soon.