Mark Noble reacts to Sam Byram’s arrival; wants him to emulate Aaron Cresswell

Sam Byram

West Ham signed Sam Byram from Leeds United earlier this week.

Sam Byram arrived at the Boleyn Ground from Leeds United earlier this week, and Mark Noble has reacted to his arrival whilst speaking to talkSPORT.

Noble said: “He sat and had breakfast with us today [Thursday] and had training, and I’m pretty sure he’s settled in really quickly. He’s shown what a top player he is whilst young. We’re doing good business, we plucked Cress [Aaron Cresswell] out of the Championship and what a top player he is, and hopefully Sam can be the same.

Byram arrives at West Ham with the reputation as one of the best young English players around, and the 22-year-old is sure to only get better with time.

He is set to start his career with the Hammers on the sidelines, working with the development squad to get up to speed with Slaven Bilic’s tactics.

He is sure to make his debut for the first-team before too long, and Noble wants Byram to follow in the footsteps of another West Ham player plucked from the Football League.

Aaron Cresswell arrived at the Boleyn Ground from Ipswich at the start of last season, and he has established himself as one of the best left-backs in the division - and he really should be part of the England squad.

Byram has linked up with the club with a better reputation than Cresswell had when he was signed, and rather than just emulate the current left-back, it would not be a surprise to see Byram far exceed Cresswell’s achievements with the East London club.

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