According to data from Carteret Analytics, Norwich bagged the bargain of the summer by signing Sam Byram from West Ham. 

The BBC have published the findings, with the report claiming that Norwich signed Byram from West Ham for a fee of £747k.

His intrinsic value to Norwich is said to be £7m, whilst his intrinsic value to West Ham was £27.7m – meaning that Norwich signed Byram for just over 10% of his value to the Canaries. 

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Whilst there is no way of knowing how Byram, or any other signing this summer, will actually perform for their new club this season – the fee on paper does appear to be a bargain for Norwich. 

Considering Byram is 25 and entering into his peak years, Norwich could be about to see the best of the defender. He also already has Premier League experience with West Ham and has played in the Championship with both Leeds and Nottingham Forest.

Byram was on the bench for Norwich against Liverpool at Anfield last Friday, although he could potentially be seen as a long-term replacement for Max Aarons – if interest from top clubs continues to persist in the coming transfer windows. 

Stuart Webber said earlier in the summer that the club would have one of the smallest transfer budgets in the history of the Premier League, which makes the signing of Byram all the more impressive from the sporting director.

Add to that the loan signings of Ibrahim Amadou, Ralf Fahrmann and Patrick Roberts, as well as the free signing of Josip Drmic – Norwich, and Webber, enjoyed an excellent window.

Is Byram the bargain signing of the summer?