Reid slams “untrue” ‘Arsenal story


Winston Reid has slammed the Daily Mirror over their story linking him with what they called his “dream move” to Arsenal.

Hammers co-charman David Gold had quickly told ClaretandHugh exclusively after the story appeared there had been no inquiries or bids for the player and that he should make his mind up to sign a new deal at the Boleyn.

Hopes have been rising substantially inside the club for several days that would happen with no interest emerging in the central defender.

Reid himself – a very infrequent Tweeter – took to the social network to say: “Whoever Wrote that story of me today is not true. Well done.”

The question now is whether he and his advisers will allow the ten days left in this transfer window to elapse before returning to the Hammers negotiating table.

Gold told ClaretandHugh told ClaretandHugh this afternoon: “These are the most difficult contract discussions I have ever been involved in. We need to get this settled for the good of all parties.”

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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:

    Agents,agents,agents how many times does it happen,but we need to take the money now and replace him before the window closes,offer Fulham Morrison and cash for There young defender,

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    My first thoughts when I read the story were, perhaps the David’s were being clever and leaking the Arsenal story to encourage a bid from the Spuds. I would doubt Reid would accept any offer from us if at all until the window closes. With Tomkins and Reid at the back the defence seemed pretty slow around the middle against Hull we could do with putting some pace in the centre back position if we have to replace Reid who is pretty quick.

  • joe7211 says:

    there wont be any stories if you just sign the contract ready my son

  • Roman says:

    Is Reid really worth all this media attention?Allardyce was correct in his assessment of Reid.There is no bigger club for Reid.If I were the gaffer I would start decreasing incrementally the offer on the table for Reid to stay.Two can play that game Winston.Personally as an Aussie I am disappointed in Reid’s attitude in all this.Yes I know he is a Kiwi but a lot of them live in Australia.

    • sparrow says:

      Roman, I couldn’t agree more. I have been suggesting that since the start of the season. They have to create some pressure and downside for Reid. He needs to be told now that the £60k per week is coming off the table. Even if we sold him, we don’t want a last minute deal as the window is closing, whereby we cannot get a replacement in. Reid also needs to understand that there is a price to be paid if he keeps playing us but doesn’t get his deal elsewhere. They need to get tougher with him, it’s just business.

  • philtheiron says:

    I’ve just had this thought,
    wouldn’t it be funny if the transfer window ended and there were still no bids on the table for our Winston?!
    Even the “potential suiters are waiting till,the summer” bollox will have them rolling in the Isles by then!
    It’s a funny Ol game! As someone once said!

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