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Everton and Liverpool notified as Sam Byram made available

Leeds United owner makes known that the right back is for sale.

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Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has announced that 22 year old right back Sam Byram is being made available to buy during the January window. The player has six months left under contract and has made it clear he will not be re-signing with the Championship side currently sitting at 13th in the table.

Not only will Everton face competition from their cross town rivals, but also West Ham and Norwich have shown interest in the youngster. His valuation is around £3 million depending on the source, but it's unlikely any team wins by outspending, so likely comes dow to team, situation and promise of playing time.

Two days ago I would have called this a close race, but with the injury this week to Seamus Coleman and Tyias Browning already out for the rest of the season do to surgery, I think Everton can make the best offer with regards to immediate playing time. That's not to say he starts 90 minutes right away, but a rotation of John Stones and a returning Phil Jagielka at right back would do well with Byram spelling them as well.

Byron has played in 129 games for Leeds since 2012 and has added 3 goals in his 21 games this season. He plays both right back and some midfielder as well and would make good cover for Coleman once he's healthy and still see time in rotation in midfield.