clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Report: Sam Byram staying with Leeds United

Many have speculated Byram would be leaving Elland Road, but manager Uwe Rosler assured reporters no bids have been made.

Sam Byram (left) is reportedly staying with Leeds United
Sam Byram (left) is reportedly staying with Leeds United
Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Fans of Leeds United have been worried after reports suggested that 21-year-old Sam Byram could be leaving the club. Manager Uwe Rosler was quick to counter those reports, and assure fans the teams longest-serving first team player isn't going anywhere.

"Nobody has spoken to us at the football club. There have not been any approaches lately that I'm aware of." The manager said to Express.co.uk.

He went on to say, "The speculation, who creates that? It doesn't mean when somebody sells a player from A to B that one of our players will be first replacement for that player."

He reportedly turned-down £5million bids from Arsenal and Liverpool respectively, in favour of helping Leeds gain promotion to the Premier League.

"As a team, we've got to look towards getting promotion," Byram said. "That's the main focus. From a personal point of view, I want to keep trying to improve and play as many games as I can."

Byram has played with Leeds since the 2012 season, where he impressed then-manager Neil Warnock. He has contributed a great deal to Leeds with his fantastic running ability, and his ability to create plays in the deeper areas, makes this young star one to build the club around.

Last May, Byram was nominated Leeds United Fans Player Of The Year, as well as the Young Player Of The Year.

What do you think?