Former Leeds United players congratulate Sam Byram on West Ham United transfer

Stephen Warnock

The likes of Dom Poleon, Stephen Warnock and Billy Sharp all tweeted.

Sam Byram has left Leeds United today, finalising a move to West Ham United after a long-winded affair at Elland Road.

The right-sided operator has been excellent in recent weeks for Leeds but his contract negotiations have been poorly handled by the Yorkshire club.

With Byram only having a few months left on his contract Leeds have cashed in and West Ham have grabbed themselves a bargain.

For the players still at Leeds it is a big blow, they have lost a fabulous team-mate. However, for the many who have departed Leeds in the years since Byram first made his breakthrough today was a day to congratulate the young talent on his Premier League move.

Dominic Poleon was one of the first. The duo broke into the first-team at Leeds about the same time and the Oldham Athletic striker sent this message of support:

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