Reid “gamble” may misfire


ReidWinston Reid still hasn’t shown any indication  he’s ready to re-sign for the Hammers.

And a delay until the end of the season could cost the central defender a small fortune if what may be a calculated gamble misfires.

With the closure of the transfer window close, Reid has a deal on the table which, if he signs, gives him a substantial rise payable from the moment he commits.

However, those close to the situation believe he may now be ready to allow things to remain as they are until the summer as he pursues a bigger deal elsewhere on a free transfer.

However, ClaretandHugh was  told: “If he fails to get what he is looking for he will have missed out on several months of increased cash to finish up no better off.

“There has not been a single offer for him from anywhere so he may be playing a high risk game but we remain committed to him and want him to sign.

“Some have said we should  take the offer of the table but we won’t be doing that – for various reasons that could be counter productive.”

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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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  • bubs says:

    He has the right to wait the same as we do in our jobs,if he plays as he did last week then there will be no complaint from me,he probably looks at the wages Carroll and Valencia are on and thinks after 4 years of 100% effort and being true to this club he deserves a bit more,what ever happens I hope he stays and if the like of Flecher can demand 60k and players like Nolan can pick up his wages each week then he is worth more.

  • slcook says:

    But he has been offered more, more than what the likes of Valencia are on. Rumours were it was close to £80k a week on an improved deal – which in my opinion is probably too much for somebody that is a good player, not a great one.

  • hammersmiff says:

    Winston Reid, good player but not worth £80k a week. If he’s actually turned that down I’m afraid I would drop him until he’s made up his mind, maybe that could be seen as shooting yourself in the foot but it would set a strong precedent. It’s a well-worn saying but no player is bigger than the club and we can’t tolerate anyone taking the **** (apart from Nolan of course on £60k).

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