Winston Reid hasn’t played for West Ham since March 3rd 2018.
The Hammers ace is on around £70k-a-week at the London Stadium (Spotrac). So for the last three years, four months and 23 days, West Ham have paid him in excess of £14 million.
Considering the fact that he hasn’t kicked a ball for us, that is a quite astonishing statistic.
The 32-year-old Kiwi is an incredibly popular figure in East London. There comes a point when enough is enough, however.
That’s nothing against Reid. We love him just as much as the next West Ham fan.
There is absolutely no way we should be offering the injury prone defender a new deal, however.
Winston Reid Instagram post liked by West Ham youngster
Instagram account westhamunited.fc posted a picture today highlighting the amount of money the Hammers have wasted on paying the New Zealand international’s wages.
And the post was liked by West Ham youngster Kai Corbett!
Reid is still under contract with West Ham until the summer of 2023.
It would be great if we could move him on this summer for a transfer fee. Surely there will be some clubs willing to sign the 32-year-old this summer.
Much will depend on how bad his current injury is.
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And if it’s a bad one, it would be no surprise to see the West Ham owners try to execute a deal for Reid similar to the one they did with Jack Wilshere earlier this year.