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Report: West Ham centre-back Winston Reid rejects Charlton loan move
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Report: West Ham centre-back Winston Reid rejects Charlton loan move

According to a report from the Daily Star, West Ham centre-back Winston Reid has rejected the chance to join Championship side Charlton on loan this month.

The 31-year-old has not played a senior game for the Hammers since March 2018. He is back fit now, however, and has been involved in the match-days squad for the past few games.

Reid, who earns £70,000 per week according to Spotrac, joined West Ham in 2010 from FC Midtjylland for a fee believed to be worth £3.78 million (Transfermarkt).

Winston Reid (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

He enjoyed a successful first eight years in east London, making 223 appearances in the process.

Injuries have prevented him from kicking on over the past two years, however. And in truth, it is hard to see much of a future for him at West Ham, considering just how long he has been out of action.

The Daily Star claims that Charlton made a move to sign the 31-year-old on loan, but he rejected the chance to join the Championship side.

Winston Reid (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Reid was one of the best on his day

The New Zealand ace allegedly would prefer to stay with the Hammers and try and help them beat the drop.

On his day, Reid is an excellent defender. His record with the Hammers speaks for itself.

According to premierleague.com, in 166 Premier League games for the east London outfit, the Kiwi has a tackle success rate of 79%, has made 348 interceptions and 1301 clearances. The 31-year-old has also won 801 duals out of a possible 1309.

Amazingly, Reid has not made a single error leading to a goal in those games.

Whether he could ever return to those levels, however, is doubtful. What a huge boost it would be for West Ham though, if the experienced centre-back once again rediscovered his best form.

They could really do with him right now.