Sam Byram has left West Ham for less than £1m. West Ham have announced Byram’s departure and confirmed that he has joined Norwich City for an undisclosed fee.
But while the official website kept the transfer fee undisclosed, it was leaked in the media. According to Sky Sports News and other outlets, Norwich City have paid just £750,000 for Byram.
Sam Byram at West Ham
Byram joined West Ham in January 2016 from Championship side Leeds United. But during his time in East London, he has only made 36 competitive appearances.
That is largely down to various injury concerns and he was sent out on loan to Nottingham Forest last season. This was his last chance to prove to Manuel Pellegrini that he can be a useful player.
However, the 25-year-old spent seven months on the sidelines, despite impressing before and after his injury. Forest wanted him back but Norwich have won the race for Byram.
At Carrow Road, he is likely to play second-fiddle to Max Aarons. But he was fourth-choice at West Ham with Ryan Fredericks, Ben Johnson and Pablo Zabaleta preferred.
Nonetheless, West Ham fans felt £750,000 was a low figure. Byram has signed a four-year deal at Norwich and looks like a bargain for the Premier League new boys. Here are some tweets reacting to this news.
750k, you’re absolutely dreadful at selling players
— Jamie Norwood (@JimboNorwood) July 16, 2019
Another successful investment you and your kronies made how much did we pay for him ? Undisclosed but would of been more than we sold him for can garauntee that . You two must be half decent businessmen but not in football your not .
— Stevie taylor (@StevieT1969) July 16, 2019
Good luck to him but y so cheap he’s worth at least 2.5 mill y do we sell our players so cheap
— TIGER and HAMMER (@JohnFloris41) July 16, 2019
Shame …. So cheap too but Good Luck Sam
— sylv (@Els_ie) July 16, 2019
Best of luck to the player. But the majority of fans will question how we can sell a player to another PL club for such a minimal fee. It appears bad business
— Jon Bish (@Bishy613) July 16, 2019
Any chance we had a sell on fee? Even though he struggled with injury £750k is a poor deal for us
— Carl Buet (@CarlyBuet) July 16, 2019