Some West Ham United fans believe Winston Reid’s days at the club are numbered.
Supporters have been reacting to unconfirmed reports that the New Zealand defender has suffered yet another setback in injury hell.
Reid has been out of action since suffering a freak knee injury in West Ham’s game against Swansea City in March 2018.
The Hammers hero was knocked unconscious and fell to the ground awkwardly.
He then underwent surgery after suffering a setback but had returned to training over the summer.
Report claims Reid has suffered new injury setback
Reid, now 31, made an appearance in pre-season but has not been seen since.
The Kiwi was due to play for West Ham’s Under 23 development side over the last week.
But his name was missing from the teamsheet.
A report from Football Insider claims Reid’s comeback has now been put on hold for ‘several weeks’.
Of course it goes without saying that all West Ham fans want to see Reid fit, healthy and back in the claret and blue again.
Injury-plagued defender still has FOUR years on deal
But there is no escaping the fact he has played just 19 games since West Ham handed him a bumper six-year deal back in 2017 (whufc.com).
Reid will never be forgotten by Hammers fans. His thunderous goal against Millwall earned him cult hero status.
And he underlined that with the winning goal in the thrilling 3-2 victory over Manchester United that brought the curtain down on West Ham’s beloved Upton Park back in 2016.
It seems many West Ham fans have seen enough, though. And now many are calling on Reid to retire following the latest injury setback claims.
But he has an astonishing FOUR YEARS left on his current deal.
Some West Ham fans call for Reid to retire
Here are a selection of reactions from West Ham fans on Twitter.
Incoming……free transfer or retirement
— Chad (@IamChadbacca) October 9, 2019
Wages/contract is too high for the board to pay off
— Simon②⚒ (@BrexitIniesta16) October 9, 2019
He should retire.Has been a great player for us.
— Lynne Cannell (@LynneCannell51) October 9, 2019
He needs to be put out of his (and our) misery
— Devo (@Devstheoriginal) October 9, 2019
time for both parties to go their separate ways i feel
— AngryWesthamFan (@AngryWestham) October 9, 2019
I’d be asking the Doctor to explain.
— Bryan (@Bryan_WHU) October 9, 2019
The chap is an absolute warrior
In no way am I bitter but I think he needs to think about coaching or life after football now
— Michael Deas (@mike_deas) October 9, 2019
— Ian Taylor (@tayloriw) October 9, 2019
Surely it’s time football brought in similar contracts to professional rugby. If it’s a career-ender or you’re long-term injured (over 6-9 months) the club can cancel your contract and insurance claimed both ways.
— Nathaniel John (@Nathaniel_John) October 9, 2019
Can never forget last goal at UP and his volley against Millwall… But time to retire Winston
— James Robertson (@JARobertson92) October 9, 2019
It shows West Ham is a club with a heart. However, there may have to be a hard decision to be taken by the player himself if the situation persists….
— Charles Flores (@charlesfloresma) October 9, 2019
Surely take insurance payout. Been a good player at club but this can’t go on much longer
— Jason Lawther (@Jasonhammer73) October 9, 2019
Very sad but time to retire. We must be insured for this sort of thing?!
— Kris Johnson (@kjohno10) October 9, 2019
Time for him to retire maybe get into coaching
— david irish (@Countd69WHUFC) October 9, 2019