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Newcastle move for player asked to sign long contract for less money

5 years ago

Newcastle have renewed their interest in Leeds United’s Sam Byram.

NUFC sending Graham Carr and Assistant Manager Ian Cathro to watch him on Saturday as the Yorkshire club played out a 1-1 draw with Burnley.

Newcastle have had a longstanding interest in the 21 year old, going back as far as September 2013.

Usually playing right-back, the versatile Leeds youngster can also play right wing or on the right side of an attacking three, which is where he played at the weekend.

Despite his youth, Sam Byram has already made 120 appearances for his current club.

The chaotic reign of Massimo Cellino at Elland Road continues and the club’s owner recently made Sam Byram an offer he COULD refuse.

With only a year now remaining on his three year contract, Byram has been offered the chance to tie down his long-term future for LESS money.

Not surprisingly, the right-sided player and his representatives haven’t entertained the thought of committing to such a long deal on worse teams.

Newcastle are now said to be looking to take advantage of the situation and land Sam Byram on advantageous terms.

The option also remains for Newcastle to offer the player back on loan to Leeds, as they did with Darlow and Lascelles for Forest last season.

With Daryl Janmaat the only right-back at St James Park, United could do with another option and obviously Byram’s versatility ticks a lot of boxes.


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