Steve Evans confirms talks with Sam Byram's agent over continued contract issue

The right-back is out of form and out of contract in the summer.

Leeds United may not be in Championship action this weekend but the first-team players that are not away on international duty will be taking on League Two side Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park tomorrow night.

With that in mind the manager Steve Evans decided to take part in a press conference for the media today.

One subject he broached was that of Sam Byram's future with the club. The Leeds boss certainly sounded positive about his future, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post - stating:

"I think Sam Byram wants to be here from speaking to him.

"I had a lovely chat with Sam and I am waiting to speak to Sam's agent. We'll speak today."

Byram has been linked with plenty of Premier League teams this season and throughout the summer but Leeds are adamant on keeping the player.

However previous contract talks with Massimo Cellino have fallen apart and Byram is out of contract in the summer so there are still genuine fears that the 22-year-old could move on.

The situation regarding his future has certainly affected his form this term. He has struggled to reach his best performances in the Leeds team when playing on the wing or at right-back and is currently finding himself on the bench more often or not.

Regardless of whether he is remaining with Leeds or not it would be in the best interests of club and player to get his future sorted as soon as possible.

Something Evans seems to understand.

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