Reliable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee claimed on Twitter last night that Winston Reid is likely to move to the MLS this month.
The 31-year-old hasn’t played a senior game for the Hammers since March 2018, and although he is now back fit and involved with the first-team squad, his future at the London Stadium looks bleak.
Reid joined West Ham way back in the summer of 2010 from Danish side FC Midtjylland. And he immediately endeared himself to the Hammers faithful.
The 25-capped New Zealand international has gone on to play 223 games for the east London outfit.
With Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Fabian Balbuena and arguably even Goncalo Cardoso all ahead of him in the current central defensive pecking order, however, a move away from the London Stadium might be just what he needs to kick-start his career.
And ExWHUemployee has claimed that Reid is likely to move to the MLS:
As mentioned on the podcast before it looks likely that Winston Reid will agree a move to the USA ⚒
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) January 27, 2020
Reid has always been a very solid performer for West Ham.
According to premierleague.com, in 166 Premier League games, he has made 242 tackles, with a a success rate of 79%. Reid has also made 348 interceptions and 1301 clearances. Amazingly, the Kiwi has made zero errors leading to goals during that time.
Being out of action for nearly two years will undoubtedly have taken its toll on the 31-year-old’s body, however.
And perhaps now is the right time for Reid and West Ham to part ways. It would especially make sense for the Hammers if they receive a decent fee for the centre-back.