Uwe Rosler hopeful Leeds will keep Sam Byram – despite interest from Newcastle

Sam Byram
Sam Byram

Uwe Rosler remains hopeful that Sam Byram will stay at Leeds United – despite a Newcastle United scouting mission.

Newcastle assistant coach Ian Cathro and chief scout Graham Carr watched the right-back at the weekend.

From my point it’s clear, there’s always an indication to keep our young players. Will we succeed, I don’t know and it’s difficult, especially in Sam’s case.

Uwe Rosler

Byram has just one year left on his contract, though Leeds have reportedly re-started contract talks with the 21-year-old.

Asked about Byram, Rosler said: “Nothing has changed.

“The chairman always gave me an indication that he would try to keep this young group of players and build a future around them for this football club.

“That is Sam, and not only Sam but a number of players. From my point it’s clear – there’s always an indication to keep our young players.

“Will we succeed? I don’t know. Iit’s difficult, especially in Sam’s case. But the chairman indicated to me strongly that he wished to keep Sam.”