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Steve Evans confirms Sam Byram has been offered a new contract this week

Sam Byram has been offered a Leeds United contract extension this week.

Speaking to the official Leeds United website, Steve Evans has confirmed that Sam Byram has been offered a new contract this past week, whilst explaining why the deal has not yet been signed.

Evans said: “I know that Sam was made a fresh offer earlier in the week to extend his contract. It’s certainly an improved offer. It’s a positive step for the club. I had a catch up with Sam and the honest truth is that he wanted to speak to his dad. I’ll see where that goes.”

Evans confirmed that Byram has been offered a new deal, on improved terms to the one he currently has at Elland Road.

Byram, 22, has been enduring a turbulent season in Yorkshire, with his current deal expiring at the end of this campaign.

He has refused so far to sign a new deal, and has found his playing time limited due to his contract situation.

This in turn has led Byram to consider his long-term future at the club, and the current deal has not yet been agreed by the right-back.

Evans has confirmed that the current delay is because Byram wants to speak to his dad concerning his future, knowing this is an important stage of his career, and choosing his next move correctly is vital for his development.

Everton were linked with Byram over the summer, as reported by the Mail, and the full-back is aware that he could move as a free agent this summer when his contract expires, making him a realistic transfer target for the Toffees - or any other top flight sides.

The speculation about Byram’s future has been rumbling on for the entire season, and it will not stop until either a new contract is agreed, or the youngster confirms he will leave Elland Road when his deal expires.

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