Gold explains Reid situation


ReidfarsenalWest Ham still have received no bids  or inquiries for Winston Reid despite morning reports the central defender has insisted he wants to chance to join Arsenal if they make a January if they make an offer.

Co chairman David Gold told ClaretandHugh exclusively: “To my knowledge there has been no inquiry of any kind.”

According to the Mirror, the player has told the Irons he wants to join Arsenal should the north Londoners come for him and describe the north Londoners as “his dream move.

Arsene Wenger has confirmed he is in for a new centre-back this month and Reid, out of contract in the summer, does not want to be denied a dream move.

However, despite all the surrounding publicity Gold said: “There has been nothing and we are all at the point now where we just want a decision and we hope that he will sign the very good offer we have put in front of him.

“We understand what Winston is trying to do – get the best deal he can for himself and his family – but we believe it’s time for him to make his decision and we hope it’s to sign.”

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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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  • spencer says:

    was the quote from The Mirror correct, has he actually stated he wants the move to Arsenal

  • tony says:

    One part of me wants him to stay and the other part wants him to leave. He is a good player and pro footballers often do what is best for them financially so good luck to him there. The other half says stuff him. Why should say Collins, who throws himself into everything on the pitch, be dropped for a guy who wants a “Diame type dream move”? From a club perspective we are in an unusually good position for this time of year. We are just about safe from relegation so why not make use of that? Drop him. It will send a good message to the rest of the team that we only want players who want to be part of the club for at least the mid to long term.

  • No quotes so I’d guess not

  • whambam says:

    I think he has agreed to go elsewhere and it’s got spuds written all over it, that’s why he is furious about the Arsenal rumour and why he’s keeping quiet about where he’s going

  • rads45 says:

    I can understand why the lad wants the beat deal for himself,whether financially or for his next career move but at some point if he continues to mess about & isnt showing any signs of wanting to agree the deal we have laid on the table then its best for both parties for him to disappear into the sunset.Personally i would love to see him sign a long term contract,but at the same time i think he or his agent maybe rates him a little to highly.I think we are an ideal club for him,both through his abilty & the level of football we are playing.As Tony said,he could very well find himself in a Mo Diame situation.Also maybe warming his arse on a subs bench.I hope eventually he will realize that he has a good thing going for him where he is.We are a progressive club these days,moving to a fantastic stadium & playing some good football.If that is not good enough for him then good luck in his next move.We as a club will move onwards & upwards,one player stalling on a contract or leaving wont stop this progression.If he leaves i have a feeling he will look back on it one day as a big mistake.

  • bubs says:

    There’s no smoke without fire he has made up his mind it’s weather Arsenal rate him as much as his agent does,he is no where the compleat centre half or leader at the back they want,if I were our people I would offer one deal Reid for Jenkinson now or he stays till the summer,

  • Who said they want him?

  • philtheiron says:

    Reid, if he wants to go then get rid! If he wants to stay? Then sign the bloody contract! Nuff said!
    What we don’t want to do however is complicate our interest in Jenks. The two deals must remain separate.
    For apart from anything else there has been no bids for Winston and no confirmation that the arse are either remotely interested in Reid in the first place!
    So trying to tie the two “deals” together makes no sense and could have an adverse effect on any Jenks deal.
    Hopefully, Reid will see sense and a sensible deal can be agreed for Jenks! COYI

  • Roman says:

    Can anyone honestly see Reid fitting into Arsenal Wenger’s side?

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