Photos: Sam Byram all smiles in first West Ham United training session

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The former Leeds United man looked happy to be training with his new team-mates.

West Ham United have been busy this week as they step up their pursuit for a new striker and also completed the permanent signing of Leeds United right-back Sam Byram yesterday.

The deal, which was for an undisclosed fee, was finalised yesterday after days of speculation.

The 22-year-old, who also had an offer on the table from Everton, was out of contract at Elland Road this summer which saw the Championship club open to selling one of their prized assets.

Byram turned down Everton in favour of a move to The Hammers and today he got involved in first-team training with the rest of the West Ham squad.

Byram looked at ease in the session and seemed to be taken under the wing of club captain Mark Noble who clearly seemed keen to welcome the new signing.

The talented right-back, who has been playing most of his football predominantly on the right-wing in recent months, will of course be hoping to feature in the game with Manchester City on Saturday. However he knows he may have to wait for his chance, just as Michail Antonio did after making the switch from Nottingham Forest.

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