£15m Kop for Reid? A pig has just flown by window

Manchester-United-transfer-Winston-Reid-402165Stories circulating in the national press this morning claim that Liverpool are ready to pay £15 million for Winston Reid in January!

Ah yes, and a pig has just flown past my window!

According to this very odd story, Reid has already snubbed a move to Arsenal because he has his heart set on a move to Anfield and Brendan Rodgers will try to make it happen.

Then comes the classic line: “Reid is unlikely to come cheap as he is a crucial part of the Hammers squad, but it’s thought that they could sell for about £15million.”

The whole story is of course a total piece of nonsense as no club in the world will pay £15 million for a player who has six months left on his contract.

And the whole point of a player allowing his contract to run down is to avoid a huge transfer fee and instead see the money that would have been spent on a fee loaded into his personal terms.

ClaretandHugh has learned that as far as the club is concerned the situation remains unchanged with a £60k a week offer on the table.

A source said: “Should he fail to sign it he will obviously be put on the transfer list but £15m? Someone’s dreaming!”


About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

5 comments on “£15m Kop for Reid? A pig has just flown by window

  1. It sounds like they want to up their offer to him – he’s got them over a barrel – the chance of him going for free is ridiculous – how did they get into this situation?

  2. Why oh why dont we pay him the extra,then if he signs it as he says he would,if he then wanted to leave at least we would get a decent amount for him,or he might decide to stay ,either way it would be win,win.

  3. He should sign a new contract or the Hammers should let him rot in the reserves until Xmas when he will leave for 5or 6m£.

  4. With our move to the new stadium a line needs to be drawn under these type of moves by players and their agents trying to engineer moves to other clubs on the cheap. Players that try to do this type of thing at the club should be out on their ear. Unfortunately however he has managed to get to this stage is neither here or there right now, I’m sure lessons will be learnt and slowly but surely this club will prevent players from being in a position to do this to us again. The days of this club being used as a stepping stone are hopefully over and lesson learnt.

    As good as Reid is or thinks he may be, he can foxtrot come January. The continued silence speaks volumes & we don’t need partially committed players at the club. Team spirit comes from ALL the players wanting to be at the club.

    Good luck at ‘pool Reid if history has anything to do with it you’ll need it as you’ll be under the microscope properly now.

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