Sam Byram discloses two key reasons he left Leeds United for West Ham

Sam Byram

Sam Byram has signed for West Ham from Leeds United.

Speaking to the official West Ham website, Sam Byram has admitted that there were two main reasons he opted to join the Hammers from Leeds United.

Following his move to the Boleyn Ground, Byram said: “I spoke to the manager and he is one of the main reasons which attracted me to West Ham. I think he's done unbelievably well with his team so far, so I'm really looking forward to working with him and his staff. I'm also really looking forward to seeing the new Stadium in person. That was another big part in me wanting to come here. It's a massive part of the future of the Club and I can't wait to see and hopefully play in it.”

Byram has claimed that head coach Slaven Bilic was a key figure in his switch to East London, as well as the knowledge that West Ham are moving to the Olympic Stadium at the end of this season.

He has high praise for Bilic and the work the Croatian boss has done this season, and has admitted he is excited to start working under him.

The full-back, who can also play on the wing, arrives with six months left before the Hammers leave the Boleyn Ground for good, becoming permanent residents of the Olympic Stadium.

They are moving to a ground which befits their status, and their ambitions to achieve domestic and European success are only realistic when they are regularly fitting up a huge ground.

The Hammers are doing everything to ensure they move in the right direction for future success, and Essex-born Byram has joined the club at the perfect time to establish himself as part of this successful era with the East London side.

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