Sporting Kansas City want to sign West Ham owned centre-back Winston Reid on a permanent deal according to a report from MLS soccer.
The 32-year-old joined the MLS outfit on a season long loan at the start of this year.
He was forced to wait until August before making his debut for Sporting Kansas City, however, due to the global health crisis.
The 25-capped New Zealand international hasn’t played for West Ham since March 2018. He has impressed during his time in Kansas, however.
And if the powers that be at the London Stadium believe that Reid is well past his best, selling him in either January or next summer could be the right move for all parties involved.
The 32-year-old, who joined the Hammers from FC Midtjylland in the summer of 2010 for around £5 million (Eurosport), has been in fine form in the MLS.
The Kiwi has proven that he still has what it takes to make a difference. But perhaps he has now found his level in America.
That is not to belittle Reid’s achievements with West Ham. The centre-back was one of the finest signings we made over the past decade. Injuries have taken their toll on the 32-year-old, however.
He should be rewarded for his 10-year spell in east London with a testimonial, that’s for sure.
If West Ham are offered a decent fee for his services in January, it would be no surprise to see him moved on.
Would that be the correct decision, however? Only time will tell.