ExWHUemployee claimed that Winston Reid will probably leave West Ham in January or next summer, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Monday December 14th).
The 32-year-old joined Sporting Kansas City on loan in February.
He hasn’t played a game for the Hammers since March 2018. Considering Reid’s age and injury problems, it is unlikely that he will have any kind of future at the London Stadium.
The New Zealand international is still under contract with West Ham until 2023, however.
Selling Reid will be tricky. He earns £70k-a-week according to Spotrac.
ExWHUemployee suggested that if West Ham find a buyer for the Kiwi, however, he will probably be moved on in January, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Monday December 14th):
“Winston Reid in an interesting one. He’s time on loan in the MLS is coming to an end so Kansas have got to decide whether they want to go back in for him. We need to decide whether we are going to allow him to go which I think we probably will do.”
Reid is West Ham’s second longest serving player. It will be sad to see the 32-year-old leave the London Stadium.
But if West Ham are serious about making genuine progress, we need to make ruthless decisions regarding ageing, injury prone players.
Reid is a popular player at West Ham and many Hammers fans would undoubtedly be sad to see him leave.
Considering the 32-year-old’s injury problems, however, moving him on will 100 per cent be the right decision.