Billy Sharp responds to Sam Byram's Instagram post, talks up Leeds United exit

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Former Leeds United striker Billy Sharp told Sam Byram not to worry about his situation at the club, as an escape may not be far away.

Sam Byram's future at Leeds United remains in doubt, with player and club still as yet unable to agree a new contract.

The youngster will be a free agent at the end of the season, and has been in and out of the side this campaign.

Byram, 22, used his Instagram page earlier today to post a message - which read: "It's funny how the people that know the least about you have the most to say."

While unclear if he was directing it anybody in particular, it does illustrate that the youngster is far from happy with his lot at the present.

There were plenty of responses from supporters urging him to stay positive - and urging him to stay - and then there was this from former teammate Billy Sharp...

  • billysharp10 Fatty Evans Been annoying u mate be all ok in Jan u will have gone on a free

Byram will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with other clubs in January over a 'free' transfer to leave the club in June.

Leeds would be entitled to compensation via a tribunal as he is under 23 and came through the club's academy, but the club could well decide to cash in while they have the opportunity and sell him on.

Sheffield United striker Sharp's message was posted in a jokey tone, but the content - about leaving Leeds, is not a laughing matter for anybody who wants the full-back to stay at the club.

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