And it’s followed with some previously published quotes from Sam Allardyce which say: “It’s not that he doesn’t want to stay. It’s about the financial remuneration and whether they can come to the right level, give or take or negotiation that gets us to a point where he will say, ‘yes’.”
Unfortunately what the story doesn’t do is provide any quotes from Reid, his adviser or even an Upton Park insider claiming a deal is close. All a bit bizarre!
The first two paragraphs are simply allowed to stand as statements of fact and although every Iron in the country will want to believe the story it would be nice to see some more meat on the bone.
Since checking the story over the last half an hour we have been told again the Hammers offer to the player is in the region of £60k but that – despite Sam’s comments – the scenario was not solely about personal terms. Reid is also keenm for European football.
And in the last few minutes we were told: “There’s more hope as Winston can see the progress being made this season both on the pitch and the development of the Rush Green Training Centre. He sees a club with ambition moving on in all directions
“Also, there have been no enquries for the player either formally or informally.”