Reid: Irons start to face the realities!

winston-reid-west-ham-united_3009997Winston Reid is looking less and less likely to stay at West Ham United.

ClaretandHugh understands that despite regular talks with the player over recent weeks and his agent the club is no closer to getting a reaction to their new contract offer.

The Hammers are nearly at their limits having gone beyond £60k a week but are now becoming resigned to the fact that Reid looks more likely to take advantage of several options he is likely to get as a free agent next summer.

And with such as Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United likely to be in the market for a defender, they believe the New Zealander is unlikely to agree a new deal ahead of the winter or summer windows.

A very well placed Boleyn source told us: “The club could hardly do more – they have really pushed the boat out but it seems more and more apparent that Winston wants to wait until he’s a free agent.

“The club has been talking regularly to Reid’s advisers and that had raised hopes a deal may be on but the reality is we are really no closer.

“The club remain desperate to do a deal but there’s now a realism that despite attending talks he and his agents may be simply going through the motions.

“We want him to sign but he’s looking at all angles and we believe it’s as much about Europe as it is money. However, as a free agent there could be some £100k a week offers out there with the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal looking for defenders.

“Whilst we are talking there’s always hope but we have to start being realistic about things.”


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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

3 comments on “Reid: Irons start to face the realities!

  1. I don’t want him to sign anymore, I used to love him but clearly we are just a job to him he has no feelings for us. If he breaks his leg in the last game of the season I will laugh my face off

  2. Let him go. Anyone who isn’t satisfied with over three million quid a year obviously has no loyalty. And bench him for the rest of the season and play Tomkins who wants to be here and who is more than capable.

  3. Yes let him go and warm the bench at another club.Sick to death of reading about his and his agent’s grandstanding.Certainly has lacked passion for the Club for some time now.

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