Why Leeds United fans should embrace the idea of Sam Byram departure

No club wants to lose any of their iconic players - but the fact Leeds continually produce them keeps them relevant, giving them hope for the future...

Any Championship team will hate the fact their best players can always be prised away by Premier League clubs.

Just look at Birmingham City with Demarai Gray. The Midlands outfit allowed the talented youngster the opportunity to leave but would they rather keep him?

Of course - just as Leeds United fans would no doubt hope Sam Byram stays at Elland Road. The Yorkshire club should definitely still do all they can to keep him.

But, with Leeds, it's a little different. In fact, supporters might even embrace the idea of Byram's departure.

If all goes to plan, the 22-year-old will leave the Whites for several million pounds, making the club a solid profit. According to the Yorkshire Evening Post among others, Byram is edging closer to a Leeds exit.

Byram is an exceptional player and should make a huge impact wherever he goes in the Premier League. And that means Leeds still have the talent to affect things at the top table.

Back in the day, Leeds sold on the likes of Eric Cantona and Rio Ferdinand. Recently, it was Ross McCormack (although that was to a Championship rival).

The fact United still possess sought-after talent is a very good thing indeed. It keeps Leeds on the map and the simple fact is Leeds have many other good, young players. If they keep producing them, they may well end up the Premier League side that's looking at other Championship talents.

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