Defender talks set for speedy conclusion


Winston-Reid-714445West Ham are confident that Winston Reid will sign a new deal in the summer.

We have reported previously the club want to offer the defender an improved contract in return for dropping or allowing the release clause in his current deal to be lifted.

That is believed to be set at around £15 million and although the club have received no enquiries or offers for the Kiwi they are taking no chances.

Early talks are understood to have been held and all the indications are that a satisfactory conclusion will be sorted out once the season is over.

Despite regular speculation over the last couple of seasons that Arsenal and Spurs have shown an interest there has never been an offer and the Hammers the player eventually signed a six year deal in 2015.

We were told this morning the club sees no problems in concluding  and expects talks to be concluded with the player speedily-

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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!"

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  • kevin says:

    Hope so . It is painfully obvious we miss Tompkins but , to lose Reid as well would be disastrous .

  • Davejmac22 says:

    God I’m bored with talk of Tomkins, he was our fourth choice central defender at best

  • essexirons says:

    Most fans last season were on Tonks back saying he should be sold & he isn’t good enough. He hasn’t been winning many headlines with CP that show he should have stayed. I would sooner have Ried & Ginge on the pitch. Leave the past where it should be.

  • Stan The Man says:

    Kevin do stop living in the past.You are always mentioning Big Fat Sam now you have moved on to Tonks.I never really had so much faith in Tomkins,he was awful at reading the game in my old sod opinion.
    The very fact the only takers for him were CP says an awful lot about his skill sets.We Dick Turpined Palace as far as im concerned getting ten million for him.

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