Sam Byram sends heartwarming message to Leeds fans on Twitter, mentions Massimo Cellino

Sam Byram

Sam Byram has left Leeds United for West Ham United.

Newly-signed West Ham United defender Sam Byram has taken to social networking site Twitter to bid a fond farewell to Leeds United.

Byram, who can play as a right-back or as a right-winger, has left Championship outfit Leeds for Premier League side West Ham. The 22-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Hammers.

The youngster has thanked everyone at Leeds, including club president Massimo Cellino, and has wished them the best of luck in the future.

“From 10 years old, & in the academy, right up until now, I can honestly say it has been an absolute honour and privilege every time I have had the opportunity to pull on the Leeds United shirt,” Byram has written on Twitter.

"I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Leeds for all that you have done to help me - the President, my managers, pass and present, all the staff - I wish you all the very best going forward.

"Also a huge thank you to all the fans for all the support over the last four seasons, through all the ups and downs. It really has been appreciated.

"I want to wish the team the very best for the rest of the season. It’s so hard saying bye to such a good group of lads and close friends."

Byram has not played brilliantly so far this season, but he is one of the brightest young players in England.

Over the past few years, the youngster had established himself as one of the best right-backs in the Championship. The 22-year-old will now be looking to step up and prove himself in the Premier League.

West Ham are sixth in the Premier League table at the moment with 35 points from 22 matches. The Hammers are four points behind Tottenham Hotspur, who are currently fourth and occupy the final Champions League spot.

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