Speaking to London24, Sam Byram has discussed his choice to sign for West Ham instead of Everton, having left Leeds United in the January transfer window.
Byram said: “At the time it was a big decision [between West Ham and Everton] and I had a few sleepless nights. But a month in I don’t think it could have gone better. Everyone has been so nice and I think it has been the perfect decision. I said to my brother the other day, he is thinking of moving down here, that the way it is going I think I could see myself living here the rest of my life.”
Byram opted to sign for the Hammers rather than Everton, moving close to his original home of Essex rather than heading to Merseyside.
It was a long-running decision, with the Toffees looking favourites to sign the defender for much of January, but West Ham made a late swoop for him and completed the deal.
Byram himself has admitted it was a hard decision to make, but, a month into being a West Ham player, the 22-year-old feels as if he made the correct choice.
He has even hinted at his future, suggesting that he would happily live in his current place for the rest of his life.
This has handed a boost to the Hammers, who may believe they can now keep ahold of Byram for his entire career - with the player having no intention of moving.
Byram has played three games for West Ham since his transfer to the Boleyn Ground. He has impressed in his Premier League appearances, and unfortunately for the youngster, he is cup-tied and has been forced to sit and watch from the sidelines as the Hammers get closer to Wembley in the FA Cup.